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Firefox hijacked - roicharger.com / Yourprofitclub


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#1 The Piano Guy

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:22 PM

I downloaded a file from a torrent yesterday in an attempt to fix my bricked GPS. It scanned clean with AVG but that is the only thing I can think of that might have caused my problem. Last evening, I noticed Firefox was using a great deal of system resources - often >95% of the CPU. After I restarted it, the following problems began.

When I use most websites, with Firefox, every time I load a page, I see in the status bar: "Connecting to roicharger.com" or "Transferring data from roicharger.com". Sometimes, there is a full screen ad that covers the entire page, though the address bar is the one I intended to view. The title bar says "Ad served by Yourprofitclub". Some words in websites are underlined in green. When I mouse over them, I see ads from roicharger.com.

When I use Google, there is often a blue bar at the top that says, "Did you mean to type in [something]?" When I mouse over this, it displays a list of links, also from roicharger.com.

I uninstalled Firefox including my profile and did a Spybot scan. Except for a few IE tracking cookies, the Spybot scan was clean. I reinstalled Firefox and the problem persists.

I'm using Windows XP and Firefox 3.6.13.

Many thanks to anyone who can give me some advice.

Edited by The Piano Guy, 15 February 2011 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:40 PM

Hello, looks like a browser Hijack. So ;et's run these scans and see how we are.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

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.

Troubleshoot Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
Close all open browsers before using, especially FireFox. <-Important!!!
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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 and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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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 or Opera browser click that browser 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
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

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 ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:06 PM

Thank you very much for your help. It looks like my issues are sorted. I will reply to this thread if they return.

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.

Thanks for this - I was having a hard time updating MBAM. After updating as per your instructions it detected a BHO; see attached log.


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5750

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

2011-02-15 10:56:25 AM
mbam-log-2011-02-15 (10-56-25).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 157550
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 52 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temp\sys.exe (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.




SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 02/16/2011 at 08:41 AM

Application Version : 4.48.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 6404
Trace Rules Database Version: 4216

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 18:19:16

Memory items scanned : 231
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7580
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 163153
File threats detected : 60

############################### I wrote these myself and am certain they are not harmful. I did not remove them.
Trojan.Agent/Gen-Frauder[Startup]
C:\DESKTOP\CW-100HELPER.EXE
C:\DESKTOP\EVENTS\DISABLE_TARGUS_BUTTONS.EXE
C:\PROGRAMS AND UPDATES\UTILITIES\BACKFORWARD2PREVNEXT\BACKFORWARD2PREVNEXT.EXE
C:\PROGRAMS AND UPDATES\UTILITIES\DISABLE_TARGUS_BUTTONS.EXE

Adware.Tracking Cookie
cdn.insights.gravity.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
ia.media-imdb.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
media.kvue.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
media.kyte.tv [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
media.mtvnservices.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
media.scanscout.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
media.socialvibe.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
media1.break.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
msnbcmedia.msn.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
s0.2mdn.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
serving-sys.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
vitamine.networldmedia.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\2YTPFM7F ]
.doubleclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.content.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.content.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.realmedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.apmebf.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.mediaplex.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.mediaplex.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.chitika.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.atdmt.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.atdmt.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.interclick.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.interclick.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.collective-media.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.collective-media.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.collective-media.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.collective-media.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.collective-media.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.collective-media.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.nextag.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.nextag.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.tribalfusion.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
wwi.sssstats.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.pro-market.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]
.pro-market.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vq5kjouf.default\cookies.sqlite ]

Rootkit.Agent/Gen-DNSHack
C:\Desktop\AUTOJOURNAL ON STEROIDS\JOURNAL.EXE

Trojan.Agent/Gen
C:\WINDOWS\IMGTASK.EXE



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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:05 PM

Hello, you still had a problem,it did not fully update and this may mean additional malware.
your log shows
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5750

It's now at
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1...
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5771

Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.


If that fails let me know in either event I feel we need ti run an Online scan and be sure.

Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.
This scan requires Internet Explorer,Opera or Firefox to work. 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 Posted Image button.
  • Read the End User License Agreement and check the box:
  • Check Posted Image.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • 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 Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop as ESETScan.txt.
  • Push the Posted Image 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.
If you did not save the ESETScan log, click Posted Image > Run..., then type or copy and paste everything in the code box below into the Open dialogue box:

C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
  • Click Ok and the scan results will open in Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the contents of log.txt in your next reply.
-- Some online scanners will detect existing anti-virus software and refuse to cooperate. You may have to disable the real-time protection components of your existing anti-virus and try running the scan again. If you do this, remember to turn them back on after you are finished.

NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:58 AM

Hi, I had to update MBABM two more times and it got to 1.50.1.1100 / 5779. Thank you again for your help!

ESET found this:
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\56\2bc187f8-303177ee multiple threats deleted - quarantined

MBABM seems to have scanned clean:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5779

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

2011-02-16 5:49:40 PM
mbam-log-2011-02-16 (17-49-40).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 156506
Time elapsed: 7 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)

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:52 PM

Hi how is it now? I noticed you have not installed Service Pack 3 (SP3)for XP.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:16 PM

No symptoms at all any more. Yay :D

If I remember correctly I had stability issues with SP3. I'll give it another try and see if I can get it to work.

Thanks!

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:34 PM

You're welcome. First do this to mop up our work and it will give you the perfect place to restore to should that SP3 be unruly.
Then if after a few days and the SP3 is good etanother new point so that that becomes the "All Good" one.

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:

Edited by Orange Blossom, 25 February 2011 - 12:29 AM.
Closed to prevent additional topic hijacking. ~ OB

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