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#1 sdeimer

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 05:36 PM

I just found this virus on my PC a couple of days ago and can't seem to get rid of it.I've read that by removing Spy-bot was one way and i've heard and read other stuff.The symptoms are pop-ups,PC slowing down,adult sites added to my favorites,performing virus scans randomly,etc. Half of the time it will interrupt my work and scan again.How can I get rid of this.Please help.Thank you.

This may not be sufficient info for now so I will provide more as i'm online. But I would appreciate any tips. One of the many pop-ups I keep on seeing is Messsenger Service stating the affected software on my computer and on the bottom it has this address www.windowspatch.net. This pops up a lot. It states other info on that pop-up that I can enter. Also it seems to be on System 32 but it's not under backdoor bdd or netbj32.dl. When I hit 'move file to' button it'll move it to my desktop and it will show up as INFECTED. I've deleted this and emptied my recycle bin, but it will continue to pop up maybe a couple of minutes after i've deleted it.

Aside from that pop-up the other one that appears as much as the other one is 'Program Error' and is telling me that 'Explorer.exe has generated errors and wil need to restart the program.An error log is being created.' On the bottom the OK button. This happens most of the time when i'm starting the computer or doing anything else.

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 07:44 AM

Hi

Download the latest version of HijackThis!: Download here HJT 1.98.2. Save it on your Desktop. You will need now to unzip hijackthis.exe to a permanent folder, such as c:\hjt . This has to be done as HijackThis creates backups. You may need to use these backups.

First create a new folder:
A. Click My Computer icon on your desktop
B. Click C: drive
C. Click the File menu --> New --> Folder, a folder "New folder" will be created.
D. Rename it HJT

Unzip hijackthis.exe to the c:\HJT folder.

Run HijackThis. Press the Scan button, then Save Log.
Notepad will open.

In Notepad click
Edit menu --> Select All
then
Edit menu --> Copy

When responding to a post from one of our HJT Team members, please reply in the same topic - click the Add Reply button. Do not create a new topic for your reply. This will cause confusion and only cause a delay in the help you are receiving.

Right click in the message area and click on the paste option to paste the log into the post.
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Posted 23 November 2004 - 07:15 PM

Hi and thankyou for replying to me. Here's my log. Hope this helps.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 7:06:05 PM, on 11/23/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP2 (5.00.2920.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\WINNT\twain_32\VIVID\FLATBED.EXE
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSES~1\bally4d.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSES~1\bally4d.exe
C:\program files\180solutions\sais.exe
C:\Program Files\VVSN\VVSN.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\msoffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINNT\msagent\AgentSvr.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.php
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://lookfor.cc?pin=29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://lookfor.cc/sp.php?pin=29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://lookfor.cc/sp.php?pin=29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://lookfor.cc/sp.php?pin=29126
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://lookfor.cc?pin=29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
F3 - REG:win.ini: load=C:\WINNT\twain_32\Vivid\FLATBED.EXE
O2 - BHO: &EliteBar - {28CAEFF3-0F18-4036-B504-51D73BD81ABC} - C:\WINNT\EliteToolBar\EliteToolBar version 54.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: BHO Class - {ED103D9F-3070-4580-AB1E-E5C179C1AE41} - C:\WINNT\ELITES~1\ELITES~1.DLL (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [USSShReg] C:\WINNT\System32\ussshreg.exe /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HorngTech4D] C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSES~1\bally4d.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sais] c:\program files\180solutions\sais.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BullsEye Network] C:\Program Files\BullsEye Network\bin\bargains.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebRebates0] "C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VVSN] C:\Program Files\VVSN\VVSN.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pit] C:\WINNT\pit.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Explorer] C:\WINNT\System32\shellexp.exe en
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Symantec Fax Starter Edition Port.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: America Online 7.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 7.0\aoltray.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\Sy1150\Tp1150\scri1150a.htm
O9 - Extra button: SideFind - {10E42047-DEB9-4535-A118-B3F6EC39B807} - C:\Program Files\SideFind\sidefind.dll
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINNT\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.aol.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.05p.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.blazefind.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.c4tdownload.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.clickspring.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.flingstone.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.iframe.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.mt-download.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.my-internet.info
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.newiframe.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.overpro.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.pizdato.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.scoobidoo.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchbarcash.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchmiracle.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.slotch.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.sp2admin.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.sp2bleeped.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.vse-moe.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.windupdates.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.xxxtoolbar.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.ysbweb.com
O16 - DPF: {1D0D9077-3798-49BB-9058-393499174D5D} - file://c:\counter.cab
O16 - DPF: {205FF73B-CA67-11D5-99DD-444553540006} (CInstall Class) - http://www.errorguard.com/installation/Install.cab
O16 - DPF: {386A771C-E96A-421F-8BA7-32F1B706892F} (Installer Class) - http://www.xxxtoolbar.com/ist/softwares/v4...006_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {771A1334-6B08-4A6B-AEDC-CF994BA2CEBE} (Installer Class) - http://www.ysbweb.com/ist/softwares/v4.0/ysb_regular.cab

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 09:46 AM

Hi :thumbsup:

Please print or copy these instructions because you are not able to access the Internet in SafeMode.

Download Ad-aware SE 1.05: here
Install it. When you get the last screen, with the "Finish" button and 3 options, uncheck those three items.
Open AdAware and click the "Check for updates now" link. Close AdAware. Don't use it yet.

Download CWShredder from here
After you download the program, unzip it into a directory. Don't use it yet.

Download System Security Suite here:
System Security Suite Download & Tutorial. Unzip it to your desktop.
Install the program. Don't use it yet.

Make sure you are set to show hidden files and folders:
A. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.
B. Click the View tab.
C. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
D. Uncheck Hide extensions for known filetypes and Hide protected operating system files.
How to see hidden files in Windows

REBOOT into SafeMode by tapping F8 key repeatedly at bootup: Starting your computer in Safe mode

Run HijackThis!, press Scan, and put a check mark next to all these:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.php
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://lookfor.cc/sp.php?pin=29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://lookfor.cc/sp.php?pin=29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://lookfor.cc/sp.php?pin=29126
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://lookfor.cc?pin=29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://searchmiracle.com/sp.php
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: &EliteBar - {28CAEFF3-0F18-4036-B504-51D73BD81ABC} - C:\WINNT\EliteToolBar\EliteToolBar version 54.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: BHO Class - {ED103D9F-3070-4580-AB1E-E5C179C1AE41} - C:\WINNT\ELITES~1\ELITES~1.DLL (file missing)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sais] c:\program files\180solutions\sais.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BullsEye Network] C:\Program Files\BullsEye Network\bin\bargains.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebRebates0] "C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VVSN] C:\Program Files\VVSN\VVSN.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pit] C:\WINNT\pit.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Explorer] C:\WINNT\System32\shellexp.exe en

O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\Sy1150\Tp1150\scri1150a.htm
O9 - Extra button: SideFind - {10E42047-DEB9-4535-A118-B3F6EC39B807} - C:\Program Files\SideFind\sidefind.dll

O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.05p.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.blazefind.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.c4tdownload.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.clickspring.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.flingstone.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.iframe.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.mt-download.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.my-internet.info
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.newiframe.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.overpro.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.pizdato.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.scoobidoo.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchbarcash.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchmiracle.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.slotch.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.sp2admin.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.sp2bleeped.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.vse-moe.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.windupdates.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.xxxtoolbar.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.ysbweb.com

O16 - DPF: {1D0D9077-3798-49BB-9058-393499174D5D} - file://c:\counter.cab
O16 - DPF: {386A771C-E96A-421F-8BA7-32F1B706892F} (Installer Class) - http://www.xxxtoolbar.com/ist/softwares/v4...006_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {771A1334-6B08-4A6B-AEDC-CF994BA2CEBE} (Installer Class) - http://www.ysbweb.com/ist/softwares/v4.0/ysb_regular.cab


Close all other windows and browsers, and press the Fix Checked button.

Search for these files and delete them if found:
C:\WINNT\pit.exe <-- this file
C:\WINNT\System32\shellexp.exe <-- this file
c:\counter.cab <-- this file

Delete these folders:
C:\WINNT\EliteToolBar\ <-- this folder
C:\WINNT\ELITES~1\ <-- this folder, foldername starts with ELITES (could be two words)
c:\program files\180solutions\ <-- this folder
C:\Program Files\BullsEye Network\ <-- this folder
C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\ <-- this folder
C:\Program Files\SideFind\ <-- this folder

Make sure all browser windows are closed and run cwshredder.exe to start the program and click on the FIX button (not the "Scan only" button) and let it scan your computer.

Run AdAware, press the "Start" button, uncheck "Scan for negligible risk entries", select "Perform full system scan" and press "Next". Let AdAware remove anything it finds.

With all windows and browsers closed.
Clean out temporary and Temporary Internet Files.
A. Open System Security Suite.
B. In the Items to Clear tab thick:
- Internet Explorer (left pane): Cookies & Temporary files
- My Computer (right pane): Temporary files & Recycle Bin
Press the Clear Selected Items button.
Close the program.

REBOOT normally.

Perform a full scan here: Trendmicro, check AutoClean and let him remove anything he finds. Please report back.

Run HijackThis! again and post a new log please.
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:15 PM

Hi. I just read your reply. Now,I installed Ad-aware SE Personal yesterday,is it the same as the SE 1.05? I did go to the Lavasoft page that you highlighted for me and didn't see that one. So i'd just like to know if they are the same. Thanks again.

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:21 PM

Ad-aware SE Personal yesterday,is it the same as the SE 1.05?

Should be :thumbsup: 1.05 is the last build. You can press the "I" button to check.
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 06:53 PM

Okay,i've done all the scans and on the last scan (Housecall) I got a message saying it did not find any viruses in the files/disk I scanned. Here's my log. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 6:43:22 PM, on 11/24/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\twain_32\VIVID\FLATBED.EXE
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSES~1\bally4d.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSES~1\bally4d.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\msoffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
F3 - REG:win.ini: load=C:\WINNT\twain_32\Vivid\FLATBED.EXE
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [USSShReg] C:\WINNT\System32\ussshreg.exe /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HorngTech4D] C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSES~1\bally4d.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Symantec Fax Starter Edition Port.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: America Online 7.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 7.0\aoltray.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINNT\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O16 - DPF: {205FF73B-CA67-11D5-99DD-444553540006} (CInstall Class) - http://www.errorguard.com/installation/Install.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061...all/xscan53.cab

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 06:56 PM

Log looks clean...great job ! :thumbsup:

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

    or

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • 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.
      • 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.
  • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive 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.

  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

    Understanding and Using Firewalls

  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

  • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  • 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.

Glad I was able to help.
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:40 PM

Well it does seem much better. I'm glad I did everything correctly. The last 2 questions I have are the following. When I deleted some of the logs on on HijackThis not all of them were there, but I did check off those that were. And the pop-up that I still see (not as much) is one for 'Messenger Service, by (which just popped up right now) stating that my PC could be infected with Spyware. They're several different ones,i.e; windowspatch.net and patchnow.net. Just got another,SPW2F.com. Should I do anything else? Thanks again for your time

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:49 PM

Oops

Go to Start -> Run and type Services.msc, then press the OK button. Look for a service called Messenger. Double click on that service and press the Stop button, and then set the Startup type to Disabled. Press OK, and close all the windows.

Is the problem gone ?
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Messenger Service should be disabled by default in Windows XP SP2.
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 08:13 PM

It seems to be working fine. I have Windows 2000 Professional on this PC. How often do you suggest I run Adaware,Spybot, and SpyWare Blaster?

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 01:15 AM

I have Windows 2000 Professional on this PC

I saw SP2, but it was 2000 SP2 :thumbsup: .

You should update ASAP your Windows !!! Install SP4 and all critical updates.
Not updating Windows will leave your computer vulnerable to malware and attacks.

How often do you suggest I run Adaware,Spybot, and SpyWare Blaster?

I run them weekly or when I feel it is necessary.
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Posted 25 November 2004 - 03:05 AM

I'll do the same with those programs :thumbsup: Now where do I download SP4? Microsoft.com?

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 03:12 AM

Just went to Microsoft.com and found it! :thumbsup: I will do that now.

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:34 PM

Well,everything seems to be working well. Thanks for your help and your time.




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