The log shows that you have been using so called peer-to-peer
programmes (in your case BitTorrent
). These programmes allow to share files between users as the name(s) suggest. In today's world the cyber crime
has come a long way and any means is used to infect personal computers to make use of their stored data or machine power for further propagation of their malware files. A popular means is the use of file-sharing tools as a tremendous amount of prospective victims can be reached through it.
It is therefore possible to be infected by downloading manipulated files via peer-to-peer tools and thus suggested to be used with intense care. Some further readings on this subject, along the included links, are as follows: "File-Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer
" and "Risks of File-Sharing Technology
It is also important to note that sharing entertainment files and proprietary software
infringes the copyright laws in many countries over the world and you are putting yourself at risk of being indicted through organisations watching over the rights of the authors of such files (i.e. the RIAA
for music files, or the MPAA
for movie files in the USA) or the authors of the files themselves.
Naturally there are also legal ways to use these services, such as downloading Linux distributions or office suites such as "Open Office."Also
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/clickz/news/1714488/viewpoint-plunge-into-adware
I suggest you remove the program now. Click on start
> and then paste the following into the "open
" field: appwiz.cpl
and press OK
. From within Add or Remove Programs
uninstall the following if they exist: Viewpoint, Viewpoint Manager, Viewpoint Media Player
.On to the fix
Price Gong is adware and sometimes doesn't like to leave.
Please rerun Combofix with the script below.
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 box below into it:
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\User Preferences]
Save this as CFScript.txt
, in the same location as Comfix.exe (called ComboFix.exe in the below graphic)
Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe
If the program requests for you to update Combofix then click Yes.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:\ComboFix.txt
which I will require in your next reply.