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#1 hopelandscaping

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:33 PM

Hello. I am running Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3 using Internet Explorer 8 and Google Chrome 11.0.696.68. I am running AVG Free version and Spybot Search and Destroy.

I have a redirect problem. Only the Google browser is effected and 2 out of 3 Google search results are redirected. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:38 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2Malwarebytes 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 and double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to this Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • Malwarebytes 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 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.
  • Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • When 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, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked and then 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.
  • 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 the database version and your operating system.
  • Exit Malwarebytes when done.
Note: If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:23 AM

Hello. Thank you for a prompt reply. I have installed and run Malwarebytes' as requested. Here is the log.


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800
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Database version: 7343

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

8/1/2011 1:25:07 AM
mbam-log-2011-08-01 (01-25-07).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 188440
Time elapsed: 22 minute(s), 9 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 9
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{09971cee-01b8-42bc-9d91-456b1faad6be} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{09971cee-01b8-42bc-9d91-456b1faad6be} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{3462C343-BE19-4143-AF70-CEFB56F46FC6} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{3462C343-BE19-4143-AF70-CEFB56F46FC6} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{3A421C8F-E238-4AEB-8874-B8B5F2CC4772} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{3A421C8F-E238-4AEB-8874-B8B5F2CC4772} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{60E91567-EF8A-4520-BCE2-83ABA5256799} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{60E91567-EF8A-4520-BCE2-83ABA5256799} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{23B38049-323F-443D-9732-F454E5B15B72} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
c:\documents and settings\USER\my documents\downloads\xvidsetup (1).exe (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\USER\my documents\downloads\xvidsetup (2).exe (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\USER\my documents\downloads\xvidsetup.exe (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:37 AM

Try this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-tdss-tdl3-alureon-rootkit-using-tdsskiller
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:49 AM

I have downloaded and run TDSSKiller. It reported Infection: not found.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:54 AM

Please download MiniToolBox by farbar and save it to your desktop.

Close all open browsers, double-click on the file to launch the utility and check the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and a log file named Result.txt will open in Notepad with the results. Copy and paste the contents in your next reply.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:57 AM

I am following the instructions in the link that followed the TDSSKiller post. I will post the DDS and GMER logs momentarily.

I will also follow your last posted instructions.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:58 AM

Don't post the DDS for now, but you can post the GMER log.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:42 PM

understood. My son shut my computer off so I must rerun the gmer program. Thank you for your patience.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:22 PM

Here is my GMER log. I will post my minitoolbox results as soon as I can.

GMER 1.0.15.15641 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-08-01 15:24:28
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP2T0L0-e Maxtor_6N040T0 rev.NAN51680
Running: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\USER\LOCALS~1\Temp\kfporaog.sys


---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----

SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwConnectPort [0xA8EF2534]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwCreateFile [0xA8EEC782]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwCreateKey [0xA8F0B6DC]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwCreatePort [0xA8EF2CC0]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwCreateProcess [0xA8F05EB4]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwCreateProcessEx [0xA8F062A2]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwCreateSection [0xA8F0F916]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwCreateWaitablePort [0xA8EF2DF6]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwDeleteFile [0xA8EED398]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwDeleteKey [0xA8F0CFE4]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwDeleteValueKey [0xA8F0C93C]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwDuplicateObject [0xA8F04DF0]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwLoadKey [0xA8F0D93C]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwLoadKey2 [0xA8F0DB44]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwOpenFile [0xA8EECFAA]
SSDT \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ImmunetSelfProtect.sys (Immunet Self Protect Driver/Windows ® Codename Longhorn DDK provider) ZwOpenKey [0xF77D0038]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwOpenProcess [0xA8F081CE]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwOpenThread [0xA8F07DF8]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwRenameKey [0xA8F0E8D2]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwReplaceKey [0xA8F0E208]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwRequestWaitReplyPort [0xA8EF20F4]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwRestoreKey [0xA8F0F2A4]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwSecureConnectPort [0xA8EF27DC]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwSetInformationFile [0xA8EED75C]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwSetSecurityObject [0xA8F0EE12]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwSetValueKey [0xA8F0C0C4]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwSystemDebugControl [0xA8F06F0A]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwTerminateProcess [0xA8F06C86]

---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text ntoskrnl.exe!ZwYieldExecution + 12E 804E4988 12 Bytes [C0, 2C, EF, A8, B4, 5E, F0, ...]
.text ntoskrnl.exe!ZwYieldExecution + 376 804E4BD0 8 Bytes [D2, E8, F0, A8, 08, E2, F0, ...]
? lljjf.sys The system cannot find the file specified. !
? C:\DOCUME~1\USER\LOCALS~1\Temp\mbr.sys The system cannot find the file specified. !

---- Devices - GMER 1.0.15 ----

Device \Driver\Tcpip \Device\Ip vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD)
Device \Driver\Tcpip \Device\Tcp vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD)
Device \Driver\Tcpip \Device\Udp vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD)
Device \Driver\Tcpip \Device\RawIp vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD)
Device \Driver\Tcpip \Device\IPMULTICAST vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD)

---- EOF - GMER 1.0.15 ----

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:01 PM

Here is my minitoolbox results file:



MiniToolBox by Farbar
Ran by USER (administrator) on 01-08-2011 at 15:28:08
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (X86)

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========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP ConfigurationSuccessfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================

Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
========================= Hosts content: =================================


69.10.57.34 www.google.com
69.10.57.34 www.google.com.au
69.10.57.34 www.google.be
69.10.57.34 www.google.com.br
69.10.57.34 www.google.ca
69.10.57.34 www.google.ch
69.10.57.34 www.google.de
69.10.57.34 www.google.dk
69.10.57.34 www.google.fr
69.10.57.34 www.google.ie
69.10.57.34 www.google.it
69.10.57.34 www.google.co.jp
69.10.57.34 www.google.nl
69.10.57.34 www.google.no
69.10.57.34 www.google.co.nz
69.10.57.34 www.google.pl
69.10.57.34 www.google.se
69.10.57.34 www.google.co.uk
69.10.57.34 www.google.co.za
69.10.57.34 www.bing.com
69.10.57.34 search.yahoo.com
69.10.57.34 uk.search.yahoo.com
69.10.57.34 ca.search.yahoo.com
69.10.57.34 de.search.yahoo.com
69.10.57.34 fr.search.yahoo.com
69.10.57.34 au.search.yahoo.com
69.10.57.34 www.google-analytics.com

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 www.007guard.com
127.0.0.1 007guard.com
127.0.0.1 008i.com
127.0.0.1 www.008k.com
127.0.0.1 008k.com
127.0.0.1 www.00hq.com
127.0.0.1 00hq.com
127.0.0.1 010402.com
127.0.0.1 www.032439.com
127.0.0.1 032439.com
127.0.0.1 www.0scan.com
127.0.0.1 0scan.com
127.0.0.1 1000gratisproben.com
127.0.0.1 www.1000gratisproben.com
127.0.0.1 1001namen.com
127.0.0.1 www.1001namen.com
127.0.0.1 100888290cs.com
127.0.0.1 www.100888290cs.com

There are 14854 more lines starting with "127.0.0.1"

========================= IP Configuration: ================================

# ----------------------------------
# Interface IP Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ip


# Interface IP Configuration for "Local Area Connection 2"

set address name="Local Area Connection 2" source=dhcp
set dns name="Local Area Connection 2" source=dhcp register=PRIMARY
set wins name="Local Area Connection 2" source=dhcp


popd
# End of interface IP configuration


Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : htc-38e89e12016 Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hr.cox.netEthernet adapter Local Area Connection 2: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hr.cox.net Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-FE-2B-53-58 Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 98.166.5.127 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 98.166.4.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.19.33.28 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 01, 2011 9:44:34 AM Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, August 02, 2011 9:44:34 AMServer: cdns2.cox.net
Address: 68.105.28.12

Name: google.com
Addresses: 74.125.91.103, 74.125.91.104, 74.125.91.105, 74.125.91.106
74.125.91.147, 74.125.91.99

Pinging google.com [74.125.91.99] with 32 bytes of data:Reply from 74.125.91.99: bytes=32 time=36ms TTL=51Reply from 74.125.91.99: bytes=32 time=34ms TTL=51Ping statistics for 74.125.91.99: Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 34ms, Maximum = 36ms, Average = 35msServer: cdns2.cox.net
Address: 68.105.28.12

Name: yahoo.com
Addresses: 72.30.2.43, 98.137.149.56, 209.191.122.70, 67.195.160.76
69.147.125.65

Pinging yahoo.com [69.147.125.65] with 32 bytes of data:Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=54Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=54Ping statistics for 69.147.125.65: Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 15ms, Maximum = 18ms, Average = 16msPinging 127.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1: Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms===========================================================================
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 0f fe 2b 53 58 ...... Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2 - Packet Scheduler Miniport
===========================================================================
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 98.166.4.1 98.166.5.127 20
98.166.4.0 255.255.252.0 98.166.5.127 98.166.5.127 20
98.166.5.127 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 20
98.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 98.166.5.127 98.166.5.127 20
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 98.166.5.127 98.166.5.127 20
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 98.166.5.127 98.166.5.127 1
Default Gateway: 98.166.4.1
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
None

========================= Memory info: ===================================

Percentage of memory in use: 38%
Total physical RAM: 2039.43 MB
Available physical RAM: 1245.52 MB
Total Pagefile: 2645.98 MB
Available Pagefile: 2025.48 MB
Total Virtual: 2047.88 MB
Available Virtual: 1997.21 MB

========================= Partitions: =====================================

1 Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:37.27 GB) (Free:9.8 GB) NTFS

========================= Users: ========================================

User accounts for \\HTC-38E89E12016

Administrator Guest HelpAssistant
SUPPORT_388945a0 USER


== End of log ==

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:14 AM

Please reset your Hosts file following the instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:41 AM

Done.

I followed the instructions on that page and used the Microsoft fix it 50267.

The do it yourself directions weren't 100% accurate. (when I entered the command

%systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc

then pressed okay it opened the C:\windows folder where I found no "hosts" file.)

Edited by hopelandscaping, 02 August 2011 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:13 PM

Tested Google search and all of the first page results loaded perfectly without redirect. Looks like you have produced some good results. Is there anything else for me to do before we conclude this topic?

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:06 PM

Please run this scan as a double check.

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image
      icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • 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, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.

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