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IE7 endlessly pops up new windows in an old windows vista comp


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#1 paperboxseven

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:32 PM

Hello, sorry if I have posted this in the wrong forum. I came to bleepingcomputer.com because I was informed I could get expert help. I was having trouble solving this issue.

 

I recently received a Compaq Presario F700 laptop with windows vista installed that has not worked for approx. five years. I reformatted the hard drive back to factory specs to make it work again and boot into the OS. The problem was because "windows\system32\winload.exe" was missing or corrupt.

 

The main issue I have now is that when I close IE7 (the only browser installed currently), there are endless popups of the former IE7 window that continue to pop up until it indefinitely stops after I turn off the internet connection. I'm currently on a different computer posting this so I don't have to deal with this. Fortunately, I downloaded and installed MBAM on the F700 laptop as this happened.

 

I have performed a quick scan and a full scan in MBAM and neither have detected any infected objects. I am wondering two things: 1. I think that what is causing the IE7 to continuously pop up (virus?) is what caused the winload.exe to go corrupt so I am afraid to restart my computer/start in safe mode 2. will this problem go away if I update to IE8 or uninstall IE7 and use another browser?

 

Anyone heard of something like this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! :)


Edited by paperboxseven, 26 June 2013 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:49 PM

My system time mysteriously reset back to January 1, 2007...

 

 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.68 
 Windows Vista  x86 (UAC is enabled) 
 Out of date service pack!!
 Internet Explorer 7 Out of date!
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled! 
 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300 
 Java™ 6 Update 2 
 Java version out of Date!
 Adobe Reader 8 Adobe Reader out of Date!
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent```````` 
 Norton ccSvcHst.exe
 Windows Defender MSASCui.exe
 Windows Defender MSASCui.exe  
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 4 % Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

Farbar Service Scanner Version: 16-06-2013
Ran by HP Compaq (administrator) on 01-01-2007 at 19:47:42
Running from "C:\Users\HP Compaq\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\KSFSSWTH"
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium  (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
****************************************************************

Internet Services:
============

Connection Status:
==============
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.

Windows Firewall:
=============

Firewall Disabled Policy:
==================

System Restore:
============

System Restore Disabled Policy:
========================

Security Center:
============

Windows Update:
============

Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:
============================

Windows Defender:
==============

Other Services:
==============

File Check:
========
C:\Windows\system32\nsisvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\nsiproxy.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\dhcpcsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\afd.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\tdx.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\tcpip.sys
[2006-11-02 02:58] - [2006-11-02 02:58] - 0802816 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) D944522B048A5FEB7700B5170D3D9423

C:\Windows\system32\dnsrslvr.dll
[2006-11-02 02:46] - [2006-11-02 03:46] - 0083968 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 7EF78529439683570884F9308A02EC11

C:\Windows\system32\mpssvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\bfe.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\mpsdrv.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\SDRSVC.dll
[2007-10-25 02:28] - [2007-10-25 02:28] - 0102912 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 56AA904311B3BACC67DBA8679AFF73D4

C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\wscsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WMIsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\wuaueng.dll
[2006-11-02 03:14] - [2006-11-02 03:46] - 1568256 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 9397D21939A25DA1BD0ED8DB5BB3C853

C:\Windows\system32\qmgr.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\es.dll
[2006-11-02 02:51] - [2006-11-02 03:46] - 0259584 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) DFB250BAC1A9108ABD777EA181E32015

C:\Windows\system32\cryptsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpSvc.dll
[2007-10-25 01:36] - [2007-10-25 01:36] - 0265912 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 0D5AD0E71FF5DDAC5DD2F443B499ABD0

C:\Windows\system32\ipnathlp.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\iphlpsvc.dll
[2007-12-24 12:51] - [2007-12-24 12:51] - 0178688 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 637D942341DE63F91EED1A9847BA2471

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll
[2006-11-02 02:50] - [2006-11-02 03:46] - 0545792 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) B46D8EA6DD30BAA49F674DACDC4C491F

 

**** End of log ****

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 16-06-2013
Ran by HP Compaq (administrator) on 01-01-2007 at 19:49:05
Running from "C:\Users\HP Compaq\Desktop"
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium  (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================

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

::1             localhost

127.0.0.1       localhost

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

Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter = Wireless Network Connection (Connected)
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller = Local Area Connection (Media disconnected)

# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ipv4

reset
set interface luid=loopback_0 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface luid=ethernet_1 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface luid=ethernet_2 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface luid=ethernet_4 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface luid=wireless_0 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface luid=ethernet_6 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled

popd
# End of IPv4 configuration

 

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HPCompaq-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3A-22-5D-C8
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d8cb:fb29:bd28:6909%14(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 01, 2007 7:39:59 PM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, January 02, 2007 7:39:59 PM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285220666
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
                                       208.67.220.220
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-68-09-DD-98
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{660E0377-D35D-4461-8015-2F4F26B3EA01}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.6%16(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
                                       208.67.220.220
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:2cc5:3b28:b94c:7e77(Preferred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2cc5:3b28:b94c:7e77%17(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Server:  resolver1.opendns.com
Address:  208.67.222.222:53

Name:    google.com
Addresses:  74.125.225.232, 74.125.225.225, 74.125.225.230, 74.125.225.226
   74.125.225.229, 74.125.225.233, 74.125.225.227, 74.125.225.228, 74.125.225.231
   74.125.225.238, 74.125.225.224

 

Pinging google.com [74.125.225.225] with 32 bytes of data:

 

Reply from 74.125.225.225: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=54

Reply from 74.125.225.225: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=54

 

Ping statistics for 74.125.225.225:

    Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 24ms, Maximum = 24ms, Average = 24ms

Server:  resolver1.opendns.com
Address:  208.67.222.222:53

Name:    yahoo.com
Addresses:  98.138.253.109, 98.139.183.24, 206.190.36.45

 

Pinging yahoo.com [206.190.36.45] with 32 bytes of data:

 

Reply from 206.190.36.45: bytes=32 time=116ms TTL=50

Reply from 206.190.36.45: bytes=32 time=117ms TTL=50

 

Ping statistics for 206.190.36.45:

    Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 116ms, Maximum = 117ms, Average = 116ms

 

Pinging 127.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

 

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

 

Ping 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
 14 ...00 1f 3a 22 5d c8 ...... Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
 10 ...00 1e 68 09 dd 98 ...... NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
  1 ........................... Software Loopback Interface 1
 12 ...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0  isatap.{660E0377-D35D-4461-8015-2F4F26B3EA01}
 13 ...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0  6TO4 Adapter
 16 ...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0  Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
 17 ...02 00 54 55 4e 01 ...... Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
===========================================================================

IPv4 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
          0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0      192.168.1.1      192.168.1.6     25
        127.0.0.0        255.0.0.0         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
        127.0.0.1  255.255.255.255         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
  127.255.255.255  255.255.255.255         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
      192.168.1.0    255.255.255.0         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
      192.168.1.6  255.255.255.255         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
    192.168.1.255  255.255.255.255         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255         On-link         127.0.0.1    306
  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255         On-link       192.168.1.6    281
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
  None

IPv6 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
 If Metric Network Destination      Gateway
 17     18 ::/0                     On-link
  1    306 ::1/128                  On-link
 17     18 2001::/32                On-link
 17    266 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:2cc5:3b28:b94c:7e77/128
                                    On-link
 14    281 fe80::/64                On-link
 17    266 fe80::/64                On-link
 16    286 fe80::5efe:192.168.1.6/128
                                    On-link
 17    266 fe80::2cc5:3b28:b94c:7e77/128
                                    On-link
 14    281 fe80::d8cb:fb29:bd28:6909/128
                                    On-link
  1    306 ff00::/8                 On-link
 17    266 ff00::/8                 On-link
 14    281 ff00::/8                 On-link
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
  None
========================= Winsock entries =====================================

Catalog5 01 C:\Windows\system32\NLAapi.dll [48128] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 02 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 03 C:\Windows\system32\winrnr.dll [19968] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 04 C:\Windows\system32\napinsp.dll [50176] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 05 C:\Windows\system32\pnrpnsp.dll [62464] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog5 06 C:\Windows\system32\pnrpnsp.dll [62464] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 01 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 02 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 03 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 04 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 05 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 06 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 07 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 08 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 09 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 10 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 11 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 12 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 13 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 14 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 15 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 16 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 17 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)
Catalog9 18 C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll [227328] (Microsoft Corporation)

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
==================
Error: (01/01/2007 07:42:12 PM) (Source: usbperf) (User: )
Description: Usbperf data collection failed. Collect function called with usupported Query Type.

Error: (01/01/2007 07:40:45 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2) (User: )
Description: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cabA required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.

Error: (01/01/2007 07:40:44 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2) (User: )
Description: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cabA required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.

Error: (01/01/2007 07:40:44 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2) (User: )
Description: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cabA required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.

Error: (01/01/2007 07:40:44 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2) (User: )
Description: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cabA required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.

Error: (01/01/2007 07:40:44 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2) (User: )
Description: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cabA required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.

Error: (01/01/2007 07:40:44 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2) (User: )
Description: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cabA required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.

Error: (01/01/2007 04:48:20 AM) (Source: usbperf) (User: )
Description: Usbperf data collection failed. Collect function called with usupported Query Type.

Error: (01/01/2007 04:40:20 AM) (Source: usbperf) (User: )
Description: Usbperf data collection failed. Collect function called with usupported Query Type.

Error: (01/01/2007 04:32:20 AM) (Source: usbperf) (User: )
Description: Usbperf data collection failed. Collect function called with usupported Query Type.

System errors:
=============
Error: (01/01/2007 07:39:46 PM) (Source: Server) (User: )
Description: The server could not bind to the transport \Device\NetbiosSmb because another computer on the network has the same name.  The server could not start.

Error: (01/01/2007 02:31:59 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: HPCompaq-PC)
Description: machine-defaultLocalActivation{9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39}HPCompaq-PCHP CompaqS-1-5-21-3161203708-3283627167-3194418699-1000LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/01/2007 02:16:44 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: HPCompaq-PC)
Description: machine-defaultLocalActivation{9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39}HPCompaq-PCHP CompaqS-1-5-21-3161203708-3283627167-3194418699-1000LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/01/2007 02:16:43 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: HPCompaq-PC)
Description: machine-defaultLocalActivation{9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39}HPCompaq-PCHP CompaqS-1-5-21-3161203708-3283627167-3194418699-1000LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/01/2007 02:16:43 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: HPCompaq-PC)
Description: machine-defaultLocalActivation{9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39}HPCompaq-PCHP CompaqS-1-5-21-3161203708-3283627167-3194418699-1000LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/01/2007 02:16:43 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: HPCompaq-PC)
Description: machine-defaultLocalActivation{9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39}HPCompaq-PCHP CompaqS-1-5-21-3161203708-3283627167-3194418699-1000LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/01/2007 02:16:43 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: HPCompaq-PC)
Description: machine-defaultLocalActivation{9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39}HPCompaq-PCHP CompaqS-1-5-21-3161203708-3283627167-3194418699-1000LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/01/2007 02:16:43 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: HPCompaq-PC)
Description: machine-defaultLocalActivation{9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39}HPCompaq-PCHP CompaqS-1-5-21-3161203708-3283627167-3194418699-1000LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/01/2007 02:16:43 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: HPCompaq-PC)
Description: machine-defaultLocalActivation{9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39}HPCompaq-PCHP CompaqS-1-5-21-3161203708-3283627167-3194418699-1000LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/01/2007 02:16:43 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: HPCompaq-PC)
Description: machine-defaultLocalActivation{9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39}HPCompaq-PCHP CompaqS-1-5-21-3161203708-3283627167-3194418699-1000LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Microsoft Office Sessions:
=========================

=========================== Installed Programs ============================

Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites
Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites (Version: 1.0)
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX (Version: 9.0.47.0)
Adobe Reader 8.1.0 (Version: 8.1.0)
Adobe Shockwave Player (Version: 10.2.0.023)
AppCore (Version: 1.3)
Atheros Driver Installation Program (Version: 7.1)
Cards_Calendar_OrderGift_DoMorePlugout (Version: 1.00.0000)
ccCommon (Version: 107.0.0.102)
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Component Framework (Version: 2006.1.3.35)
Conexant HD Audio (Version: 4.31.0.50)
DVD Suite (Version: 5.5.0928)
EA Link (Version: 3.1.1.4)
ESU for Microsoft Vista (Version: 2.0.10.1)
HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
Hewlett-Packard Active Check (Version: 1.1.11.0)
Hewlett-Packard Asset Agent for Health Check (Version: 2.0.62.5)
HP Active Support Library (Version: 2.3.0.2)
HP Customer Experience Enhancements (Version: 5.4.0.2430)
HP Doc Viewer (Version: 1.02.0001)
HP DVD Play 3.6
HP Easy Setup - Frontend (Version: 5.4.0.2430)
HP Help and Support (Version: 1.5.1)
HP Photosmart Essential 2.5 (Version: 1.02.0000)
HP Photosmart Essential 2.5 (Version: 2.5)
HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.30 D2 (Version: 6.30 D2)
HP Smart Web Printing (Version: 3.0.17.0)
HP Total Care Advisor (Version: 1.4.19.2433)
HP Update (Version: 4.000.007.003)
HP User Guides 0091 (Version: 1.00.0000)
HP Wireless Assistant (Version: 3.00 H2)
HPNetworkAssistant (Version: 1.1.70)
HPPhotoSmartDiscLabel_PaperLabel (Version: 2.02.0000)
HPPhotoSmartDiscLabel_PrintOnDisc (Version: 2.02.0000)
HPPhotoSmartDiscLabel_Tattoo (Version: 2.02.0000)
HPPhotoSmartDiscLabelContent1 (Version: 2.02.0000)
hpphotosmartdisclabelplugin (Version: 2.02.0000)
HPPhotoSmartPhotobookHolidayPack1 (Version: 1.00.0000)
HPPhotoSmartPhotobookModernPack1 (Version: 1.00.0000)
HPPhotoSmartPhotobookPlayfulPack1 (Version: 1.00.0000)
HPPhotoSmartPhotobookScrapbookPack1 (Version: 1.00.0000)
HPPhotoSmartPhotobookWebPack1 (Version: 1.00.0000)
Java™ 6 Update 2 (Version: 1.6.0.20)
LabelPrint (Version: 2.20.2128)
LiveUpdate (Symantec Corporation) (Version: 3.4.0.162)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300 (Version: 1.75.0.1300)
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English) (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007 (Version: 12.0.4518.1014)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (Version: 8.0.56336)
Microsoft Works (Version: 9.7.0621)
MSCU for Microsoft Vista (Version: 1.0.1.9)
muvee autoProducer 6.1 (Version: 6.10.050)
My HP Games (Version: HPCMPQ1902)
NetWaiting (Version: 2.5.46)
Norton AntiVirus (Version: 15.0.0.58)
Norton AntiVirus Help (Version: 15.0)
Norton Confidential Core (Version: 2.0.0.84)
Norton Internet Security (Symantec Corporation) (Version: 15.0.0.60)
Norton Internet Security (Version: 15.0.0.60)
Norton Protection Center (Version: 3.1.0.98)
NVIDIA Drivers
Power2Go (Version: 5.6.3327)
PowerDirector (Version: 6.5.2129)
PSSWCORE (Version: 2.02.0000)
QuickPlay SlingPlayer 0.4.4 (Version: 0.4.4)
RICOH R5C83x/84x Flash Media Controller Driver Ver.3.51.01 (Version: 3.51.01)
SPBBC 32bit (Version: 4.0.0.134)
Speccy (Version: 1.22)
Symantec Real Time Storage Protection Component (Version: 10.2.0.57)
SymNet (Version: 8.0.0.129)
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (Version: 10.0.13.2)
The Sims™ Life Stories (Version: 1.00.0000)
Update for Office 2007 (KB934528)
VideoToolkit01 (Version: 100.0.128.000)
Viewpoint Media Player
Vongo (Version: 1.51.40)
WeatherBug Gadget (Version: 1.0.0.6)

========================= Devices: ================================

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

Percentage of memory in use: 86%
Total physical RAM: 958.31 MB
Available physical RAM: 130.6 MB
Total Pagefile: 2254.77 MB
Available Pagefile: 1092.23 MB
Total Virtual: 2047.88 MB
Available Virtual: 1962.54 MB

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

1 Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:100.08 GB) (Free:78.3 GB) NTFS
2 Drive d: (PRESARIO_RP) (Fixed) (Total:11.71 GB) (Free:1.87 GB) NTFS

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

User accounts for \\HPCOMPAQ-PC

Administrator            Guest                    HP Compaq               

**** End of log ****

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75.0.1300
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Database version: v2013.06.27.07

Windows Vista x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 7.0.6000.16512
HP Compaq :: HPCOMPAQ-PC [administrator]

1/1/2007 7:50:29 PM
mbam-log-2007-01-01 (19-50-29).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 201428
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 8 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA 1.06.0.1004
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Database version: v2013.06.27.07

Windows Vista x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 7.0.6000.16512
HP Compaq :: HPCOMPAQ-PC [administrator]

1/1/2007 8:05:05 PM
mbar-log-2007-01-01 (20-05-05).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Anti-Rootkit | Drivers | MBR | Physical Sectors | Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUM | P2P
Scan options disabled: PUP
Objects scanned: 203835
Time elapsed: 50 minute(s), 22 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

 

Rkill 2.5.3 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
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Copyright 2008-2007 BleepingComputer.com
More Information about Rkill can be found at this link:
 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html

Program started at: 01/02/2007 07:26:42 AM in x86 mode.
Windows Version: Windows Vista ™ Home Premium

Checking for Windows services to stop:

 * No malware services found to stop.

Checking for processes to terminate:

 * No malware processes found to kill.

Checking Registry for malware related settings:

 * No issues found in the Registry.

Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.

Performing miscellaneous checks:

 * No issues found.

Checking Windows Service Integrity:

 * No issues found.

Searching for Missing Digital Signatures:

 * No issues found.

Checking HOSTS File:

 * HOSTS file entries found:

  127.0.0.1       localhost
  ::1             localhost

Program finished at: 01/02/2007 07:27:19 AM
Execution time: 0 hours(s), 0 minute(s), and 36 seconds(s)

 



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p22002970.gif Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Alternate download: http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Tools/TFC.exe
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.

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p22002970.gif Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Delete.
  • Confirm each time with Ok.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.


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  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.


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  • Disable your antivirus program
  • Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use
  • Click Start
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Scan archives
  • Click Start
  • 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 on List of found threats
  • Click on Export to text file , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
    NOTE. If Eset doesn't find any threats it'll NOT produce any log.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:36 PM

I haven't come across the problem mentioned in the title lately...but I'm still not too sure it's gone.

 

Anyway, here are the logs for the applications that produced them.

 

# AdwCleaner v2.303 - Logfile created 01/03/2007 at 05:52:34
# Updated 08/06/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows Vista ™ Home Premium  (32 bits)
# User : HP Compaq - HPCOMPAQ-PC
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\HP Compaq\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]

***** [Services] *****

***** [Files / Folders] *****

Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\Viewpoint
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Viewpoint

***** [Registry] *****

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\ViewpointMediaPlayer
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtl
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtl.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtlSecondary
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtlSecondary.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1B00725B-C455-4DE6-BFB6-AD540AD427CD}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{761F6A83-F007-49E4-8EAC-CDB6808EF06F}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{97D69524-BB57-4185-9C7F-5F05593B771A}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\S
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\MetaStream
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{1B00725B-C455-4DE6-BFB6-AD540AD427CD}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ViewpointMediaPlayer
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@viewpoint.com/VMP
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Viewpoint

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v7.0.6000.16512

[OK] Registry is clean.

*************************

AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [2523 octets] - [03/01/2007 05:52:34]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [2583 octets] ##########

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 4.9.4 (05.06.2013:1)
OS: Windows Vista ™ Home Premium x86
Ran by HP Compaq on Wed 01/03/2007 at  6:07:01.57
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

~~~ Services

 

~~~ Registry Values

Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page
Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\\Default_Page_URL

 

~~~ Registry Keys

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0864C034-A3A2-4A60-B61D-554FC878F44B}
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0864C034-A3A2-4A60-B61D-554FC878F44B}

 

~~~ Files

 

~~~ Folders

 

~~~ Event Viewer Logs were cleared

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scan was completed on Wed 01/03/2007 at  6:08:55.80
End of JRT log
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:40 PM

Good news :)

 

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:48 PM

Eset didn't detect anything. Do you think the computer is clean now? Did any of the programs used detect anything suspicious?


Edited by paperboxseven, 28 June 2013 - 10:48 PM.


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p22002970.gif Update Adobe Reader

You can download it from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
After installing the latest Adobe Reader, uninstall all previous versions (if present).
Note. If you already have Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition installed or do not wish to have it installed UNcheck the box which says Also Download Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition.

Alternatively, you can uninstall Adobe Reader (33.5 MB) and install one of two free alternatives:

- Foxit PDF Reader(3.5MB) from HERE.
It's a much smaller file to download and uses a lot less resources than Adobe Reader.
Note: When installing FoxitReader, make sure to UN-check any pre-checked toolbar, or any other garbage.

- PDF-XChange Viewer: http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer

 

p22002970.gif 1. Update your Java version here: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

Note 1: UNCHECK any pre-checked toolbar and/or software offered with the Java update. The pre-checked toolbars/software are not part of the Java update.

Note 2: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications. If you don't want to run another extra service, go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click OK and restart your computer.

2. Now, we need to remove old Java version and its remnants...

Download JavaRa to your desktop and unzip it.

  • Run JavaRa.exe (Vista and 7 users! Right click on JavaRa.exe, click Run As Administrator), pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
  • Accept any prompts.
  • Do NOT post JavaRa log.

 

======================================

 

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1. We need to reset system restore to prevent your computer from being accidentally reinfected by using some old restore point(s). We'll remove all old restore points and create fresh, clean restore point.

Turn system restore off.
Restart computer.
Turn system restore back on.

If you don't know how to do it...
Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310405
Vista and Windows 7: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-system-restore-in-windows-vista/
Windows 8: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-8-system-restore-guide/#disable

2. Make sure Windows Updates are current (Service Pack 2!!!)

3. If any Trojan was listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

4. Check if your browser plugins are up to date.
Firefox - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
other browsers: https://browsercheck.qualys.com/ (click on "Launch a quick scan now" link)

5. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

6. Run Malwarebytes "Quick scan" once in a while to assure safety of your computer.

7. Run Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) weekly.

8. Download and install Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI): http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/. The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Run it weekly.

9. (optional) If you want to keep all your programs up to date, download and install FileHippo Update Checker.
The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases.

10. When installing\updating ANY program, make sure you always select "Custom " installation, so you can UN-check any possible "drive-by-install" (foistware), like toolbars etc., which may try to install along with the legitimate program. Do NOT click "Next" button without looking at any given page.

11. Read:
How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html
Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

12. Except for MBAM and TFC, which are keepers you can simply delete all other tools we used as they don't install.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:22 PM

Okay, thanks for helping me. I will do this.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:34 PM

Service pack 2 and other updates are crucial.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:43 PM

Can I delete all the applications I downloaded that were used to scan the system?

 

Oops, sorry. Thanks again for helping. :)


Edited by paperboxseven, 29 June 2013 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:16 PM

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