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Firefox - Google Results are Re-Routed


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#1 stevenwithaV

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:18 PM

I'm on Windows XP SP3, and browse mainly on Mozilla Firefox.

Yesterday, the URLs of my Google search results were not the target websites; instead, they were along the lines of "http://www.google.com/go?(stringofnumbers)", and when clicked, they led to a completely un-related website. One link led to a fake "XP 2011 Security" software being installed on my computer that was running as "vz.exe." I removed it using Spybot S&D and MBAM.

I thought my problems were gone, but realized Google was still re-routing, so I ran Spybot which identified and removed some Trojan. I noticed however that Google STILL occasionally (but not always) will re-route my results to the undesired websites. A new Spybot search finds nothing.

DDS.txt:


DDS (Ver_10-11-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Steven Pham at 17:23:52.17 on Fri 11/26/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1162 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k Akamai
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\system32\StacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\ItSecMng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\KADxMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX3000.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Trusted Drive Manager\TdmService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Steven Pham\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Talk Plugin\googletalkplugin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Steven Pham\Desktop\dds.scr
C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Shared\SkypeNames2.exe

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
mSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://partnerpage.google.com/smallbiz.dell.com/en_us?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=us-smb&ibd=6081115
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>;*.local
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: HP Print Enhancer: {0347c33e-8762-4905-bf09-768834316c61} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: CBrowserHelperObject Object: {ca6319c0-31b7-401e-a518-a07c3db8f777} - c:\program files\dell\bae\BAE.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: Google Gears Helper: {e0fefe40-fbf9-42ae-ba58-794ca7e3fb53} - c:\program files\google\google gears\internet explorer\0.5.36.0\gears.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
BHO: HP Smart BHO Class: {ffffffff-cf4e-4f2b-bdc2-0e72e116a856} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
EB: {32004B8A-44A9-43E7-84E9-808838809519} - No File
EB: HP Smart Web Printing: {555d4d79-4bd2-4094-a395-cfc534424a05} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_bho.dll
uRun: [ISUSPM] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\documents and settings\steven pham\local settings\application data\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
mRun: [Apoint] c:\program files\apoint\Apoint.exe
mRun: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] %ProgramFiles%\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [Persistence] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] c:\windows\system32\WLTRAY.exe
mRun: [ITSecMng] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\ItSecMng.exe /START
mRun: [KADxMain] c:\windows\system32\KADxMain.exe
mRun: [MSSE] "c:\program files\microsoft security essentials\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
mRun: [LifeCam] "c:\program files\microsoft lifecam\LifeExp.exe"
mRun: [VX3000] c:\windows\vVX3000.exe
mRun: [DivXUpdate] "c:\program files\divx\divx update\DivXUpdate.exe" /CHECKNOW
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [googletalk] c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe /autostart
dRun: [DWQueuedReporting] "c:\progra~1\common~1\micros~1\dw\dwtrig20.exe" -t
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\blueto~1.lnk - c:\program files\toshiba\bluetooth toshiba stack\TosBtMng.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Google Sidewiki... - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_96D6FF0C6D236BF8.dll/cmsidewiki.html
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {09C04DA7-5B76-4EBC-BBEE-B25EAC5965F5} - {0B4350D1-055F-47A3-B112-5F2F2B0D6F08} - c:\program files\google\google gears\internet explorer\0.5.36.0\gears.dll
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
IE: {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_19-windows-i586.cab
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
Notify: gemsafe - c:\program files\gemplus\gemsafe libraries\bin\WLEventNotify.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
LSA: Authentication Packages = msv1_0 wvauth
Hosts: 212.117.178.25 www.google.com
Hosts: 212.117.163.43 search.yahoo.com

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\steven~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\8nqzdpwg.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 2
FF - component: c:\program files\google\google gears\firefox\lib\ff36\gears.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpClipBook.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpClipBookDB.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpNeoLogger.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSaturn.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSeymour.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSmartSelect.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSmartWebPrinting.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSWPOperation.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpXPLogging.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpXPMTC.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpXPMTL.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpXREStub.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{ab2ce124-6272-4b12-94a9-7303c7397bd1}\components\SkypeFfComponent.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\mozillaplugins\nprphtml5videoshim.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\steven pham\application data\move networks\plugins\npqmp071503000010.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\steven pham\application data\mozilla\plugins\npgoogletalk.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\steven pham\application data\mozilla\plugins\npgtpo3dautoplugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\steven pham\local settings\application data\google\update\1.2.183.39\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\divx\divx plus web player\npdivx32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\google earth\plugin\npgeplugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.2.183.23\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.2.183.29\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.2.183.39\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\plugins\nphpclipbook.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npcosmop211.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\player\npvlc.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\plugins\npVeetle.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\vlcbroadcast\npvbp.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint media player\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\windows live\photo gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\dotnetassistantextension\
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0019-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 MpFilter;Microsoft Malware Protection Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\MpFilter.sys [2009-12-2 151216]
R2 Akamai;Akamai NetSession Interface;c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Akamai [2008-4-25 14336]
R2 ASFIPmon;Broadcom ASF IP and SMBIOS Mailbox Monitor;c:\program files\broadcom\asfipmon\AsfIpMon.exe [2006-12-19 79432]
R2 Viewpoint Manager Service;Viewpoint Manager Service;c:\program files\viewpoint\common\ViewpointService.exe [2009-2-10 24652]
R2 Wave UCSPlus;Wave UCSPlus;c:\windows\system32\dllhost.exe [2008-4-25 5120]
R3 DXEC01;DXEC01;c:\windows\system32\drivers\dxec01.sys [2006-11-2 97536]
S2 gupdate1c9e2e091f2ea5c;Google Update Service (gupdate1c9e2e091f2ea5c);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2009-6-1 133104]
S3 GoogleDesktopManager-092308-165331;Google Desktop Manager 5.8.809.23506;c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe [2008-11-15 30192]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2010-11-27 00:53:45 16968 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\hitmanpro35.sys
2010-11-27 00:53:41 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Hitman Pro 3.5
2010-11-27 00:51:44 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Hitman Pro
2010-11-26 11:35:19 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2010-11-26 11:35:19 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2010-11-26 07:07:59 6273872 ----a-w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{6d4e3312-4c3f-4d4a-a884-e935a4798647}\mpengine.dll
2010-11-12 18:46:58 4280320 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr
2010-11-05 23:05:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\iPod
2010-11-05 23:05:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\iTunes
2010-11-05 22:59:02 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Bonjour

==================== Find3M ====================

2010-11-01 16:18:38 59 ----a-w- c:\windows\wpd99.drv
2010-10-19 20:51:33 222080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2010-09-18 19:23:26 974848 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc42u.dll
2010-09-18 06:53:25 974848 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc42.dll
2010-09-18 06:53:25 954368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc40.dll
2010-09-18 06:53:25 953856 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc40u.dll
2010-09-10 05:58:08 916480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-09-10 05:58:06 43520 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\licmgr10.dll
2010-09-10 05:58:06 1469440 ------w- c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl
2010-09-08 18:17:46 94208 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\QuickTimeVR.qtx
2010-09-08 18:17:46 69632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\QuickTime.qts
2010-09-01 11:51:14 285824 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atmfd.dll
2010-08-31 13:42:52 1852800 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys

============= FINISH: 17:29:26.06 ===============

Attached Files


Edited by stevenwithaV, 26 November 2010 - 10:40 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:39 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 12:03 PM

Thanks for the response!

Again, my problem is that my Google searches are re-directed: when I search for something, I can tell by hovering over the link that it isn't going to where I want it to go. It will either lead to some spam web site, or in one instance, it installed another virus in my computer. Yahoo searches don't even give me search results, it just says "502 Bad Gateway." This happens on both Firefox and IE. I notice also that when I initially load my browsers, the home page loads more slowly than usual.


DDS (Ver_10-11-27.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Steven Pham at 18:51:19.31 on Fri 12/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1336 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k Akamai
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\system32\StacSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Trusted Drive Manager\TdmService.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\ItSecMng.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\KADxMain.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX3000.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Steven Pham\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
mSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://partnerpage.google.com/smallbiz.dell.com/en_us?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=us-smb&ibd=6081115
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>;*.local
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5555
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: HP Print Enhancer: {0347c33e-8762-4905-bf09-768834316c61} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: CBrowserHelperObject Object: {ca6319c0-31b7-401e-a518-a07c3db8f777} - c:\program files\dell\bae\BAE.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: Google Gears Helper: {e0fefe40-fbf9-42ae-ba58-794ca7e3fb53} - c:\program files\google\google gears\internet explorer\0.5.36.0\gears.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
BHO: HP Smart BHO Class: {ffffffff-cf4e-4f2b-bdc2-0e72e116a856} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
EB: {32004B8A-44A9-43E7-84E9-808838809519} - No File
EB: HP Smart Web Printing: {555d4d79-4bd2-4094-a395-cfc534424a05} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_bho.dll
uRun: [ISUSPM] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\documents and settings\steven pham\local settings\application data\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
mRun: [Apoint] c:\program files\apoint\Apoint.exe
mRun: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] %ProgramFiles%\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [Persistence] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] c:\windows\system32\WLTRAY.exe
mRun: [ITSecMng] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\ItSecMng.exe /START
mRun: [KADxMain] c:\windows\system32\KADxMain.exe
mRun: [MSSE] "c:\program files\microsoft security essentials\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
mRun: [LifeCam] "c:\program files\microsoft lifecam\LifeExp.exe"
mRun: [VX3000] c:\windows\vVX3000.exe
mRun: [DivXUpdate] "c:\program files\divx\divx update\DivXUpdate.exe" /CHECKNOW
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
dRun: [DWQueuedReporting] "c:\progra~1\common~1\micros~1\dw\dwtrig20.exe" -t
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\blueto~1.lnk - c:\program files\toshiba\bluetooth toshiba stack\TosBtMng.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Google Sidewiki... - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_96D6FF0C6D236BF8.dll/cmsidewiki.html
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {09C04DA7-5B76-4EBC-BBEE-B25EAC5965F5} - {0B4350D1-055F-47A3-B112-5F2F2B0D6F08} - c:\program files\google\google gears\internet explorer\0.5.36.0\gears.dll
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
IE: {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_19-windows-i586.cab
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
Notify: gemsafe - c:\program files\gemplus\gemsafe libraries\bin\WLEventNotify.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
LSA: Authentication Packages = msv1_0 wvauth
Hosts: 212.117.178.25 www.google.com
Hosts: 212.117.163.43 search.yahoo.com

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\steven~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\8nqzdpwg.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Wikipedia (en)
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 2
FF - component: c:\program files\google\google gears\firefox\lib\ff36\gears.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpClipBook.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpClipBookDB.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpNeoLogger.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSaturn.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSeymour.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSmartSelect.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSmartWebPrinting.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpSWPOperation.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpXPLogging.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpXPMTC.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpXPMTL.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\components\hpXREStub.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{ab2ce124-6272-4b12-94a9-7303c7397bd1}\components\SkypeFfComponent.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\mozillaplugins\nprphtml5videoshim.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\steven pham\application data\move networks\plugins\npqmp071503000010.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\steven pham\application data\mozilla\plugins\npgoogletalk.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\steven pham\application data\mozilla\plugins\npgtpo3dautoplugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\steven pham\local settings\application data\google\update\1.2.183.39\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\divx\divx plus web player\npdivx32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\google earth\plugin\npgeplugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.2.183.23\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.2.183.29\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.2.183.39\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\mozillaaddon3\plugins\nphpclipbook.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npcosmop211.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\player\npvlc.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\plugins\npVeetle.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\vlcbroadcast\npvbp.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint media player\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\windows live\photo gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\dotnetassistantextension\
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0019-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Extension: Default: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
FF - Extension: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Extension: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Extension: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Extension: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Extension: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Extension: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Extension: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0019-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0019-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Extension: Skype extension for Firefox: {AB2CE124-6272-4b12-94A9-7303C7397BD1} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{AB2CE124-6272-4b12-94A9-7303C7397BD1}
FF - Extension: Java Quick Starter: jqs@sun.com - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff
FF - Extension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension
FF - Extension: Google Gears: {000a9d1c-beef-4f90-9363-039d445309b8} - c:\program files\google\google gears\Firefox
FF - Extension: HP Smart Web Printing: smartwebprinting@hp.com - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\MozillaAddOn3
FF - Extension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\docume~1\steven~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\8nqzdpwg.default\extensions\{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
FF - Extension: Move Media Player: moveplayer@movenetworks.com - c:\documents and settings\steven pham\application data\Move Networks
FF - Extension: HP Smart Web Printing: smartwebprinting@hp.com - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\MozillaAddOn3

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 MpFilter;Microsoft Malware Protection Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\MpFilter.sys [2009-12-2 151216]
R2 Akamai;Akamai NetSession Interface;c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Akamai [2008-4-25 14336]
R2 ASFIPmon;Broadcom ASF IP and SMBIOS Mailbox Monitor;c:\program files\broadcom\asfipmon\AsfIpMon.exe [2006-12-19 79432]
R2 Viewpoint Manager Service;Viewpoint Manager Service;c:\program files\viewpoint\common\ViewpointService.exe [2009-2-10 24652]
R2 Wave UCSPlus;Wave UCSPlus;c:\windows\system32\dllhost.exe [2008-4-25 5120]
R3 DXEC01;DXEC01;c:\windows\system32\drivers\dxec01.sys [2006-11-2 97536]
S2 gupdate1c9e2e091f2ea5c;Google Update Service (gupdate1c9e2e091f2ea5c);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2009-6-1 133104]
S3 GoogleDesktopManager-092308-165331;Google Desktop Manager 5.8.809.23506;c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe [2008-11-15 30192]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2010-12-03 13:56:13 6273872 ----a-w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{a6936b5d-6326-453d-aedc-a31ac1fe4b62}\mpengine.dll
2010-11-29 19:22:10 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository\FS
2010-11-29 19:22:10 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
2010-11-27 00:51:44 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Hitman Pro
2010-11-26 11:35:19 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2010-11-26 11:35:19 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2010-11-12 18:46:58 4280320 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr
2010-11-05 23:05:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\iPod
2010-11-05 23:05:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\iTunes
2010-11-05 22:59:02 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Bonjour

==================== Find3M ====================

2010-12-03 22:38:25 59 ----a-w- c:\windows\wpd99.drv
2010-10-19 20:51:33 222080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2010-09-18 19:23:26 974848 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc42u.dll
2010-09-18 06:53:25 974848 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc42.dll
2010-09-18 06:53:25 954368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc40.dll
2010-09-18 06:53:25 953856 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc40u.dll
2010-09-10 05:58:08 916480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-09-10 05:58:06 43520 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\licmgr10.dll
2010-09-10 05:58:06 1469440 ------w- c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl
2010-09-08 18:17:46 94208 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\QuickTimeVR.qtx
2010-09-08 18:17:46 69632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\QuickTime.qts

============= FINISH: 18:52:38.57 ===============

Attached Files


Edited by stevenwithaV, 04 December 2010 - 12:52 PM.


#4 Casey_boy

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 11:55 AM

Hi,

My name is Casey and I will be helping you with your malware problems.

As you may have noticed, I am currently in training which means that all of my responses will first be verified by a malware removal coach. As such, there may be a little delay in my responses to you. On the plus side, there will be two sets of eyes looking over your logs.

Whilst I research the problems in your logs, it is very important that you do not make any changes to this PC. Specifically, do not run any further malware removal tools or try to remove anything yourself.

You may wish to "track this topic" so that you are immediately informed of any replies I make. I also ask that you reply to my posts within 5 days else your topic will be closed as stale.

Throughout the removal process, if you have any questions then you should ask them. If you are unsure of my instructions or something does not go as planned - then please tell me. Conversely, it is also important that you answer any questions I have and that you keep me updated on the state of the PC.

Regards,

Casey

If I have been helping you and I do not reply within 48hours, feel free to send me a PM.


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Posted 06 December 2010 - 08:56 AM

Hi,

P2P Warning

Your log(s) show that you are using so called peer-to-peer or file-sharing programs (in your case Vuze). These programs allow file sharing between users as the name(s) suggest. In today's world cyber crime has become an enormous problem. Different ways are used to infect personal computers to make use of their stored data or machine power for further propagation of malware files. A popular means is the use of file-sharing tools as a huge amount of prospective victims can be reached through them.

It is therefore possible to be infected by downloading infected files via peer-to-peer tools and so these tools must be used with extreme care. Some further reading on this subject, along with included links, are as follows: "File-Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer" and "Risks of File-Sharing Technology."

I strongly recommend that you uninstall these programs, however, should you decide to keep this program please refrain from using it until we get your computer clean and always show caution in any files you download.


Disable Spybot's TeaTimer

TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.

In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.
  • Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.
  • If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.
  • Click Posted Image and then on "Advanced Mode"
    Posted Image
  • You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, press Posted Image
  • Click on Posted Image
  • Click on Posted Image
  • Uncheck this checkbox:
    Posted Image
  • Close/Exit Spybot Search and Destroy


Uninstall Viewpoint

Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This changed from what we know in 2006 read this article:

http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546

From Add/Remove programs please uninstall the following (if they are present): Viewpoint, Viewpoint Manager, Viewpoint Media Player. Help on uninstalling programs can be found here


ComboFix

We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. If you are prompted to install the Recovery Console, then please do so.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

Note: If you have trouble running ComboFix, then please rename ComboFix.exe to Caseyboy.exe and re-run.


Once you've completed all of these steps, then please let me know how your PC is running.

Casey

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:16 AM

I just ran ComboFix and have attached the resultant log to this post.

I notice that immediately after running ComboFix (and after it re-booted my computer), Google/Yahoo are no longer re-directing me, and my browser seems to be working slightly faster.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:24 AM

Hi,


:step1: ComboFix Script

1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

3. Open notepad and copy/paste the text below into it:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic363254.html

Suspect::
c:\windows\system32\StacSV.exe

DDS::
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5555

Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe


Posted Image

Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe

When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:\ComboFix.txt which I will require in your next reply.


:step2: Letís look at the log from your first ComboFix run

  • Click on Start, then Run.
  • Copy and Paste the green bold text below in to the Run Box:

cmd /c dir /a /s C:\QooBox >log.txt&start log.txt


  • Then click on OK.
  • A Text File will open up, please Copy and Paste the contents in your next reply.

Please also find the log file located at c:\combofix.txt relating to the first time you ran ComboFix.



:step3: Reset your proxy settings

  • Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button and then clicking Internet Explorer.
  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  • Click the Connections tab, and then click LAN settings.
  • Unselect the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.

Please let me know how your PC is running and whether you are now being redirected.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:15 AM

Both FireFox and Internet Explorer seem healthy, and the re-directing problem seems to have gone away.

I was a little confused by your directions, but here is what I did:

I did your step "2" first, and I have pasted the log that I got below. I then did step "1" (CFscript.txt drag into ComboFix.exe), and I attached the log it produced.

It should be noted that after ComboFix ran, it said that the Malware needed to be submitted for further review. I did that step, and got a web page saying "Malware Submittal - Your file was successfully submitted. Please let the user helping you know that you have submitted the file."

Volume in drive C is OS
Volume Serial Number is 3452-64E1

Directory of C:\QooBox

12/08/2010 02:11 AM <DIR> .
12/08/2010 02:11 AM <DIR> ..
12/08/2010 02:11 AM 13,645 Add-Remove Programs.txt
12/08/2010 02:00 AM <DIR> BackEnv
12/08/2010 02:11 AM 1,999 ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt
05/27/2010 02:17 PM 20,827 ComboFix2.txt
05/27/2010 01:58 PM <DIR> Quarantine
05/27/2010 02:15 PM 662,673 SnapShot@2010-05-27_22.15.31.dat
12/08/2010 02:10 AM 723,730 SnapShot_2010-12-08_10.08.50.dat
5 File(s) 1,422,874 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine

05/27/2010 01:58 PM <DIR> .
05/27/2010 01:58 PM <DIR> ..
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> C
12/08/2010 01:58 AM 204 catchme.log
12/08/2010 02:11 AM <DIR> Registry_backups
1 File(s) 204 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C

05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> .
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> ..
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> Documents and Settings
05/27/2010 02:06 PM <DIR> WINDOWS
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings

05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> .
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> ..
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> Steven Pham
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Steven Pham

05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> .
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> ..
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> Local Settings
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Steven Pham\Local Settings

05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> .
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> ..
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> Application Data
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Steven Pham\Local Settings\Application Data

05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> .
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> ..
05/28/2010 09:32 AM <DIR> kegqacafa
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\Steven Pham\Local Settings\Application Data\kegqacafa

05/28/2010 09:32 AM <DIR> .
05/28/2010 09:32 AM <DIR> ..
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS

05/27/2010 02:06 PM <DIR> .
05/27/2010 02:06 PM <DIR> ..
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> system32
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32

05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> .
05/27/2010 02:14 PM <DIR> ..
05/21/2009 07:58 PM 287,256 AbaleZip.dll.vir
05/27/2010 02:09 PM <DIR> Drivers
12/05/2007 04:24 PM 146,944 st325602.dll.vir
2 File(s) 434,200 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers

05/27/2010 02:09 PM <DIR> .
05/27/2010 02:09 PM <DIR> ..
08/14/2008 02:04 AM 138,496 afd.sys.vir
1 File(s) 138,496 bytes

Directory of C:\QooBox\Quarantine\Registry_backups

12/08/2010 02:11 AM <DIR> .
12/08/2010 02:11 AM <DIR> ..
05/27/2010 02:16 PM 436 AddRemove-SearchAssist.reg.dat
12/08/2010 02:11 AM 1,174 AddRemove-{7B63B2922B174135AFC0E1377DD81EC2}.reg.dat
05/27/2010 02:16 PM 90 HKCU-Run-Aim6.reg.dat
05/27/2010 02:16 PM 100 HKCU-Run-Driver Updater.reg.dat
05/27/2010 02:16 PM 195 HKCU-Run-pybmjipw.reg.dat
12/08/2010 02:10 AM 161 HKLM-Run-ITSecMng.reg.dat
05/27/2010 02:16 PM 196 HKLM-Run-pybmjipw.reg.dat
12/08/2010 02:10 AM 162 HKLM-Run-SigmatelSysTrayApp.reg.dat
12/08/2010 02:10 AM 578 MSConfigStartUp-AVG8_TRAY.reg.dat
12/08/2010 02:11 AM 668 MSConfigStartUp-swg.reg.dat
12/08/2010 02:04 AM 9,494 tcpip.reg
11 File(s) 13,254 bytes

Total Files Listed:
20 File(s) 2,009,028 bytes
36 Dir(s) 42,477,568,000 bytes free

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:03 AM

Hi,

Good work on the instructions :thumbup2: I apologise if they weren't clear enough, but what you did was fine.

Just a quick warning, I've noticed you have another P2P program installed (SoulseekNS), the same warning I gave earlier applies.

The logs are looking good, but let's check with an online virus scanner...

:step1: I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Push the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image

:step2: I'd also like you to download and run a scan with MalwareByte's AnitMalware.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM 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.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • 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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: 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.

:step3: A few other things...

Adobe Reader

Your version of Adobe Reader is out-of-date. Older versions has vulnerabilities which are fixed in later releases. I strongly recommend that you update your version. The latest version can be downloaded from here.

Java

Important Note: Your version of Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Drive-by Trojan preying on out-of-date Java installations
Ghosts of Java Haunt UsersPlease follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 and save it to your desktop.
  • Look for "JDK 6 Update 23 (JDK or JRE)".
  • Click the "Download JRE" button to the right.
  • Select your Platform: "Windows".
  • Select your Language: "Multi-language".
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "I agree to the Java SE...License Agreement".
  • Click Continue and the page will refresh.
  • Under Required Files, check the box for Windows Offline Installation, click the link below it and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button and follow the onscreen instructions for the Java uninstaller.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u23-windows-i586-s.exe to install the newest version.
  • If using Windows Vista and the installer refuses to launch due to insufficient user permissions, then Run As Administrator.
  • When the Java Setup - Welcome window opens, click the Install > button.
  • If offered to install a Toolbar, just uncheck the box before continuing unless you want it.
-- Starting with Java 6u10, the uninstaller incorporated in each new release uses Enhanced Auto update to automatically remove the previous version when updating to a later update release. It will not remove older versions, so they will need to be removed manually.
-- Java is updated frequently. If you want to be automatically notified of future updates, just turn on the Java Automatic Update feature and you will not have to remember to update when Java releases a new version.


Note: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications. To disable the JQS service if you don't want to use it, go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click Ok and reboot your computer.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 04:34 PM

Quick question: Should I be worried about the ComboFix message "Malware needed to be submitted for further review" that I mentioned in my previous post? Everything seems to be acting fine right now, so that worried me that something could still be there!

- New Adobe Reader and Java versions were installed.

- ESET online scan reported no threats found.

- MBAM also reported no threats; the log for MBAM is below:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5323

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

12/15/2010 12:25:36 PM
mbam-log-2010-12-15 (12-25-36).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 155424
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 15 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)

Edited by stevenwithaV, 15 December 2010 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:11 AM

Hi,

Should I be worried about the ComboFix message "Malware needed to be submitted for further review"


No :wink: we asked ComboFix to upload that file in the script I gave you. We just wanted to check that it is legitimate (in some cases it is and in some it isn't). Unfortunately, even though ComboFix reported to you that it did upload it, it didn't, so I've given you some further instructions below.



Let's upload a suspicious file

Please visit the online Jotti Virus Scanner Posted Image<--link
  • Browse to the following filepath:

    c:\windows\system32\stacsv.exe
  • Click on the Posted Image button.
    The scanner will check the file with various AV companies.
  • Copy and paste the results box into a reply to this thread.

Run a CFscript

1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

3. Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it (ignoring the word QUOTE):

Firefox::
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Steven Pham\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\8nqzdpwg.default\
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 2


Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe


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Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe

When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:\ComboFix.txt which I will require in your next reply.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:44 AM

Filename: stacsv.exe
Status:
Scan finished. 0 out of 19 scanners reported malware.
Scan taken on: Sun 19 Dec 2010 12:41:29 (CET) Permalink

Additional info
File size: 94208 bytes
Filetype: PE32 executable for MS Windows (console) Intel 80386 32-bit
MD5: 6f855b5625a47f3ac731a262fdc379a6
SHA1: 5b5d39c77b52b7bd76fee4e770dda55772c8bd2a


Scanners
[ArcaVir]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[G DATA]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[Avast! antivirus]
2010-12-18 Found nothing

[Ikarus]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[Kaspersky Anti-Virus]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[Avira AntiVir]
2010-12-17 Found nothing

[ESET NOD32]
2010-12-18 Found nothing

[Softwin BitDefender]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[Panda Antivirus]
2010-12-18 Found nothing

[ClamAV]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[Quick Heal]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[CPsecure]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[Sophos]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[Dr.Web]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[VirusBlokAda VBA32]
2010-12-16 Found nothing

[Frisk F-Prot Antivirus]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

[VirusBuster]
2010-12-18 Found nothing

[F-Secure Anti-Virus]
2010-12-19 Found nothing

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:58 PM

Hi,

Congratulations, those logs look clean :thumbsup: How is your PC running?


The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:

Click Start > Run and copy/paste the following bolded text into the Run box and click OK:

ComboFix /Uninstall


If you have any questions, then please ask. Else you should take the time to have a read of the instructions below on how to help prevent reinfection.


Keep Windows up-to-date

Microsoft continually releases security and stability updates for its supported operating systems and you should always apply these to help keep your PC secure. You should visit Windows Update to check for the latest updates to your system. The latest service pack (SP3) for Windows XP can be obtained directly from Microsoft here.

Clean your temporary files

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link
  • Close all open browsers before using, especially FireFox. <-Important!!!
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Notes: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty Temp, ATF-Cleaner must be Run As Administrator.
The Prefetch cleaning feature has been disabled for Vista Users. Tabs for applications that are not installed are grayed out.



Practice Safe Internet

One of the main reasons people get infected in the first place is that they are not practicing Safe Internet. You practice Safe Internet when you educate yourself on how to properly use the Internet through the use of security tools and good practice. Knowing how you can get infected and what types of files and sites to avoid will be the most crucial step in keeping your computer malware free. The reality is that the majority of people who are infected with malware are ones who click on things they shouldn't be clicking on. Whether these things are files or sites it doesn't really matter. If something is out to get you, and you click on it, it most likely will. Below are a list of simple precautions to take to keep your computer clean and running securely:
  • If you receive an attachment from someone you do not know, DO NOT OPEN IT! Simple as that. Opening attachments from people you do not know is a very common method for viruses or worms to infect your computer.

  • If you receive an attachment and it ends with a .exe, .com, .bat, or .pif do not open the attachment unless you know for a fact that it is clean. For the casual computer user, you will almost never receive a valid attachment of this type.

  • If you receive an attachment from someone you know, and it looks suspicious, then it probably is. The email could be from someone you know infected with a malware that is trying to infect everyone in their address book.

  • If you are browsing the Internet and a popup appears saying that you are infected, ignore it!. These are, as far as I am concerned, scams that are being used to scare you into purchasing a piece of software. For an example of these types of popups, or Foistware, you should read this article: Foistware, And how to avoid it.

    There are also programs that disguise themselves as Anti-Spyware or security products but are instead scams. For a list of these types of programs we recommend you visit this link: Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites

  • Another tactic to fool you on the web is when a site displays a popup that looks like a normal Windows message or alert. When you click on them, though, they instead bring you to another site that is trying to push a product on you. We suggest that you close these windows by clicking on the X instead of the OK button. Alternatively, you can check to see if it's a real alert by right-clicking on the window. If there is a menu that comes up saying Add to Favorites... you know it's a fake.

  • Do not go to adult sites. I know this may bother some of you, but the fact is that a large amount of malware is pushed through these types of sites. I am not saying all adult sites do this, but a lot do.

  • When using an Instant Messaging program be cautious about clicking on links people send to you. It is not uncommon for infections to send a message to everyone in the infected person's contact list that contains a link to an infection. Instead when you receive a message that contains a link, message back to the person asking if it is legit before you click on it.

  • Stay away from Warez and Crack sites! In addition to the obvious copyright issues, the downloads from these sites are typically overrun with infections.

  • Be careful of what you download off of web sites and Peer-2-Peer networks. Some sites disguise malware as legitimate software to trick you into installing them and Peer-2-Peer networks are crawling with it. If you want to download a piece of software a from a site, and are not sure if they are legitimate, you can use McAfee Siteadvisor to look up info on the site.

  • DO NOT INSTALL any software without first reading the End User License Agreement, otherwise known as the EULA. A tactic that some developers use is to offer their software for free, but have spyware and other programs you do not want bundled with it. This is where they make their money. By reading the agreement there is a good chance you can spot this and not install the software.

    Make Internet Explorer more secure
    • 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.
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    • 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.


Regularly Update your AntiVirus Software

It is imperative 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. If you use a commercial antivirus program you must make sure you keep renewing your subscription. Otherwise, once your subscription runs out, you may not be able to update the programs virus definitions.


Make sure your applications have all of their updates

It is also possible for other programs on your computer to have security vulnerability that can allow malware to infect you. Therefore, it is also a good idea to check for the latest versions of commonly installed applications that are regularly patched to fix vulnerabilities. You can check these by visiting Secunia Software Inspector and Calendar of Updates.


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.


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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:21 PM

Hi again,

Just checking up here, is everything running OK now?

If there is no reply within two days then this topic will be closed as resolved.

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