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Cannot remove Proxy settings

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#1 eworthi


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 12:01 PM

Chrome and Spybot proxy settings keep auto changing to

The registry value for proxy settings keeps changing back when a manual change is made

Malwarebytes and Spybot do not detect it.


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 

Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17280  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.65.2
Run by eric at 8:37:07 on 2014-09-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16270.12510 [GMT -8:00]
AV: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {20A26C15-1AF0-7CA3-9380-FAB824A7EE0D}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate\SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\PNRSvc\SkypeC2CPNRSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Diagnostics\node\service.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Diagnostics\node\node.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\DAL\jhi_service.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\NvNetworkService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\nvstreamsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Diagnostics\node\service.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDFSSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftvsa.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftlist.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDWSCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Virtualization Handler\CVHSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\nvstreamsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\nvstreamsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Copernic Desktop Search - Pro\DesktopSearchService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\eric\AppData\Local\Amazon Cloud Player\Amazon Music Helper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Panasonic\HD Writer AutoStart\HDWriterAutoStart.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\LWS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\CameraHelperShell.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\FWService\IntelMeFWService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cobian Backup 11\cbVSCService11.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cobian Backup 11\Cobian.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cobian Backup 11\cbInterface.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = Preserve
mStart Page = about:blank
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.google.com
uProxyServer =
mWinlogon: Userinit = userinit.exe,
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
BHO: Adobe Acrobat Create PDF Helper: {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\WCIEActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
BHO: Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer: {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: Adobe Acrobat Create PDF from Selection: {F4971EE7-DAA0-4053-9964-665D8EE6A077} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\WCIEActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
TB: Adobe Acrobat Create PDF Toolbar: {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\WCIEActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
TB: Google Toolbar: {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
uRun: [AdobeBridge] <no file>
mRun: [SwitchBoard] C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe
mRun: [AdobeCS6ServiceManager] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CS6ServiceManager\CS6ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [Acrobat Assistant 8.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
mRun: [SDTray] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe"
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
mRun: [LWS] C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\LWS.exe -hide
mRun: [WTClient] WTClient.exe
StartupFolder: C:\Users\eric\AppData\Roaming\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\DOWNLO~1.LNK - C:\Users\eric\AppData\Roaming\CBS Interactive\Download App\CBSI.AppStore.Scanner.exe
StartupFolder: C:\Users\eric\AppData\Roaming\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\Dropbox.lnk - C:\Users\eric\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
StartupFolder: C:\PROGRA~3\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\HDWRIT~1.LNK - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Panasonic\HD Writer AutoStart\HDWriterAutoStart.exe
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktop = dword:1
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = dword:1
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
IE: {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - {5F7B1267-94A9-47F5-98DB-E99415F33AEC} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
IE: {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
INFO: HKCU has more than 50 listed domains.
If you wish to scan all of them, select the 'Force scan all domains' option.
INFO: HKLM has more than 50 listed domains.
   If you wish to scan all of them, select the 'Force scan all domains' option.
TCP: NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{CA57DEA6-6C88-4F9B-933D-41E20BF92037} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{F48401E8-BA01-45A7-88D6-0DF6F384DBC0} : DHCPNameServer =
Handler: skypec2c - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
AppInit_DLLs= c:\windows\syswow64\nvinit.dll
SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
mASetup: {8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96} - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\37.0.2062.120\Installer\chrmstp.exe" --configure-user-settings --verbose-logging --system-level --multi-install --chrome
x64-BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
x64-BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_64.dll
x64-BHO: Adobe Acrobat Create PDF Helper: {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\WCIEActiveX\x64\AcroIEFavClient.dll
x64-BHO: Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer: {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer x64\skypeieplugin.dll
x64-BHO: Adobe Acrobat Create PDF from Selection: {F4971EE7-DAA0-4053-9964-665D8EE6A077} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\WCIEActiveX\x64\AcroIEFavClient.dll
x64-TB: Adobe Acrobat Create PDF Toolbar: {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\WCIEActiveX\x64\AcroIEFavClient.dll
x64-TB: Google Toolbar: {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_64.dll
x64-Run: [RTHDVCPL] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s
x64-Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"
x64-Run: [MouseDriver] TiltWheelMouse.exe
x64-Run: [NvBackend] "C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe"
x64-Run: [ShadowPlay] C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\nvspcap64.dll,ShadowPlayOnSystemStart
x64-IE: {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer x64\skypeieplugin.dll
INFO: x64-HKLM has more than 50 listed domains.
   If you wish to scan all of them, select the 'Force scan all domains' option.
x64-Handler: skypec2c - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer x64\skypeieplugin.dll
x64-Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - <orphaned>
x64-Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
x64-SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
Hosts: www.spywareinfo.com
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\eric\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5n0s730m.default\
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - about:home
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office14\NPSPWRAP.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Air\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Extension Manager CS6\npAdobeExManDetectX86.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\CCM\Utilities\npAdobeAAMDetect32.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\CCM\Utilities\npAdobeAAMDetect64.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\IPT\npIntelWebAPIIPT.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\IPT\npIntelWebAPIUpdater.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\dtplugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\5.1.30214.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Musicnotes\npmusicn.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Musicnotes\NPSibelius.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dv.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dvstreaming.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\eric\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\eric\AppData\LocalLow\Unity\WebPlayer\loader\npUnity3D32.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\eric\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\plugins\npgoogletalk.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\eric\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\plugins\npo1d.dll
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 AsrRamDisk;AsrRamDisk;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\AsrRamDisk.sys [2014-7-7 31016]
R0 iusb3hcs;Intel® USB 3.0 Host Controller Switch Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iusb3hcs.sys [2012-9-26 16152]
R0 PxHlpa64;PxHlpa64;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\PxHlpa64.sys [2012-10-15 56208]
R1 mbamchameleon;mbamchameleon;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbamchameleon.sys [2014-9-12 91352]
R1 SDHookDriver;Hook Test Driver;C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDHookDrv64.sys [2014-6-14 64160]
R2 c2cautoupdatesvc;Skype Click to Call Updater;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate\SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.exe [2014-7-14 1390176]
R2 c2cpnrsvc;Skype Click to Call PNR Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\PNRSvc\SkypeC2CPNRSvc.exe [2014-7-14 1767520]
R2 cbVSCService11;Cobian Backup 11 Volume Shadow Copy Requester;C:\Program Files (x86)\Cobian Backup 11\cbVSCService11.exe [2014-9-20 67584]
R2 cvhsvc;Client Virtualization Handler;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\Virtualization Handler\CVHSVC.EXE [2013-4-22 822504]
R2 Diagnostics;Diagnostics;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Diagnostics\node\service.exe [2014-9-5 57344]
R2 igfxCUIService1.0.0.0;Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel Service;C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe [2014-5-21 314696]
R2 Intel® Capability Licensing Service Interface;Intel® Capability Licensing Service Interface;C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe [2012-6-19 634632]
R2 Intel® ME Service;Intel® ME Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\FWService\IntelMeFWService.exe [2012-9-26 129856]
R2 jhi_service;Intel® Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\DAL\Jhi_service.exe [2012-9-26 166720]
R2 MBAMScheduler;MBAMScheduler;C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe [2014-9-12 1809720]
R2 MBAMService;MBAMService;C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe [2014-9-12 860472]
R2 NvNetworkService;NVIDIA Network Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\NvNetworkService.exe [2014-7-8 1720608]
R2 NvStreamSvc;NVIDIA Streamer Service;C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\nvstreamsvc.exe [2014-7-8 18956064]
R2 Proxy;Proxy;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Diagnostics\node\service.exe [2014-9-5 57344]
R2 SDScannerService;Spybot-S&D 2 Scanner Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDFSSvc.exe [2014-6-14 1738168]
R2 SDUpdateService;Spybot-S&D 2 Updating Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe [2014-6-14 2088408]
R2 SDWSCService;Spybot-S&D 2 Security Center Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDWSCSvc.exe [2014-6-14 171928]
R2 sftlist;Application Virtualization Client;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftlist.exe [2013-6-26 523944]
R2 Stereo Service;NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe [2014-8-2 411936]
R2 UNS;Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe [2012-9-26 365344]
R3 asmthub3;ASMedia USB3 Hub Service;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\asmthub3.sys [2011-3-4 126952]
R3 asmtxhci;ASMEDIA XHCI Service;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\asmtxhci.sys [2011-3-4 390632]
R3 ElgatoGC658Y;Elgato Game Capture;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ElgatoGC658.sys [2014-1-20 50288]
R3 IntcDAud;Intel® Display Audio;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\IntcDAud.sys [2012-9-26 331264]
R3 ISCT;Intel® Smart Connect Technology Device Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ISCTD64.sys [2013-1-19 46568]
R3 iusb3hub;Intel® USB 3.0 Hub Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iusb3hub.sys [2012-9-26 356120]
R3 iusb3xhc;Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iusb3xhc.sys [2012-9-26 788760]
R3 k57nd60a;Broadcom NetLink ™ Gigabit Ethernet - NDIS 6.0;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\k57nd60a.sys [2012-1-20 425000]
R3 LVRS64;Logitech RightSound Filter Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\lvrs64.sys [2012-9-21 351520]
R3 MBAMProtector;MBAMProtector;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys [2014-9-12 25816]
R3 MBAMSwissArmy;MBAMSwissArmy;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MBAMSwissArmy.sys [2014-9-12 122584]
R3 MBAMWebAccessControl;MBAMWebAccessControl;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mwac.sys [2014-9-12 63704]
R3 MBfilt;MBfilt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MBfilt64.sys [2012-9-26 32344]
R3 NvStreamKms;NvStreamKms;C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\NvStreamKms.sys [2014-7-8 20256]
R3 nvvad_WaveExtensible;NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nvvad64v.sys [2014-7-8 40392]
R3 PTSimBus;PenTablet Bus Enumerator;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\PTSimBus.sys [2009-6-18 27304]
R3 Sftfs;Sftfs;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Sftfslh.sys [2013-6-26 767144]
R3 Sftplay;Sftplay;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Sftplaylh.sys [2013-6-26 273576]
R3 Sftredir;Sftredir;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Sftredirlh.sys [2013-6-26 28840]
R3 Sftvol;Sftvol;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Sftvollh.sys [2013-6-26 23208]
R3 sftvsa;Application Virtualization Service Agent;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftvsa.exe [2013-6-26 207528]
R3 t_mouse.sys;HID-compliand device;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\t_mouse.sys [2012-12-19 6144]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2013-9-11 105144]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2013-9-11 124088]
S3 Andbus;LGE Android Platform Composite USB Device;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\lgandbus64.sys [2013-10-5 19456]
S3 AndDiag;LGE Android Platform USB Serial Port;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\lganddiag64.sys [2013-10-5 27648]
S3 AndGps;LGE Android Platform USB GPS NMEA Port;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\lgandgps64.sys [2013-10-5 27136]
S3 ANDModem;LGE Android Platform USB Modem;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\lgandmodem64.sys [2013-10-5 34304]
S3 androidusb;ADB Interface Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\lgandadb.sys [2013-10-5 31744]
S3 dg_ssudbus;SAMSUNG Mobile USB Composite Device Driver (DEVGURU Ver.);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssudbus.sys [2013-2-6 102936]
S3 fssfltr;fssfltr;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\fssfltr.sys [2011-11-22 48488]
S3 fsssvc;Windows Live Family Safety Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsssvc.exe [2011-5-13 1492840]
S3 IEEtwCollectorService;Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service;C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollector.exe [2014-9-12 111616]
S3 iumsvc;Intel® Update Manager;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Update Manager\bin\iumsvc.exe [2014-2-28 174368]
S3 LVUVC64;Logitech HD Webcam C270(UVC);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\LVUVC64.sys [2012-1-18 4763680]
S3 psdrv3;PrimeSense Sensor Device Driver Service v3.x;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\psdrv3.sys [2011-11-23 23816]
S3 PTSimHid;PenTablet Simulated HID MiniDriver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\PTSimHid.sys [2009-6-18 17064]
S3 RdpVideoMiniport;Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys [2014-7-7 19456]
S3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Rt64win7.sys [2009-6-10 187392]
S3 RTL8192cu;RNX-MiniN1 Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\RTL8192cu.sys [2012-1-16 848384]
S3 silabenm;Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge Serial Port Enumerator Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\silabenm.sys [2013-2-7 27336]
S3 silabser;Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\silabser.sys [2013-2-7 71680]
S3 ssadbus;SAMSUNG Android USB Composite Device driver (WDM);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssadbus.sys [2011-5-13 157672]
S3 ssadmdfl;SAMSUNG Android USB Modem (Filter);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssadmdfl.sys [2011-5-13 16872]
S3 ssadmdm;SAMSUNG Android USB Modem Drivers;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssadmdm.sys [2011-5-13 177640]
S3 ssudmdm;SAMSUNG  Mobile USB Modem Drivers (DEVGURU Ver.);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssudmdm.sys [2013-2-6 203544]
S3 SwitchBoard;Adobe SwitchBoard;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe [2010-2-19 517096]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2014-7-7 56832]
S3 TsUsbGD;Remote Desktop Generic USB Device;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbGD.sys [2014-7-7 30208]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2012-10-15 1255736]
S4 wlcrasvc;Windows Live Mesh remote connections service;C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mesh\wlcrasvc.exe [2010-9-22 57184]
=============== File Associations ===============
FileExt: .vbe: VBEFile=C:\Windows\SysWow64\WScript.exe "%1" %*
FileExt: .vbs: VBSFile=C:\Windows\SysWow64\WScript.exe "%1" %*
FileExt: .js: jsfile="C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS6\Dreamweaver.exe","%1"
ShellExec: dreamweaver.exe: Open="C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS6\dreamweaver.exe", "%1"
ShellExec: SC2Editor.exe: open="C:/Program Files (x86)/StarCraft II/Support/SC2Editor.exe" "%1"
ShellExec: SC2Switcher.exe: open="C:/Program Files (x86)/StarCraft II/Support/SC2Switcher.exe" "%1"
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2014-09-20 16:06:37 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Cobian Backup 11
2014-09-19 10:06:31 75888 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{11600D15-5D2B-433A-8D63-F8EE73B9B5FE}\offreg.dll
2014-09-19 10:05:03 11578928 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{11600D15-5D2B-433A-8D63-F8EE73B9B5FE}\mpengine.dll
2014-09-18 02:50:44 -------- d-----w- C:\FRST
2014-09-17 17:30:56 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\eric\AppData\Local\{3E42CC7D-A08E-4733-929A-10F2BB2A3A6F}
2014-09-17 04:57:07 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\eric\.MCTranscodingSDK
2014-09-17 04:56:47 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Geevs
2014-09-17 04:51:33 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files\Lightworks
2014-09-17 03:20:52 -------- d-----w- C:\Windows\ERUNT
2014-09-16 17:53:17 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\eric\AppData\Roaming\OBS
2014-09-16 17:53:12 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files\OBS
2014-09-16 17:53:11 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\OBS
2014-09-16 03:14:59 536576 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\sqlite3.dll
2014-09-16 03:14:18 -------- d-----w- C:\AdwCleaner
2014-09-12 11:58:26 122584 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MBAMSwissArmy.sys
2014-09-12 11:58:14 91352 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbamchameleon.sys
2014-09-12 11:58:14 63704 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mwac.sys
2014-09-12 11:58:14 25816 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
2014-09-12 11:58:14 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes
2014-09-12 11:58:14 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
2014-09-12 11:00:49 2777088 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\msmpeg2vdec.dll
2014-09-12 11:00:49 2285056 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\msmpeg2vdec.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:29 793600 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\TSWorkspace.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:29 1031168 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\TSWorkspace.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:26 2565120 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\d3d10warp.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:26 1987584 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\d3d10warp.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:15 96768 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\sspicli.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:15 728064 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\kerberos.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:15 550912 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\kerberos.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:15 22016 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\secur32.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:15 1460736 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\lsasrv.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:14 578048 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\aepdu.dll
2014-09-11 22:53:14 424448 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\aeinv.dll
2014-09-10 06:06:07 17328816 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerInstaller.exe
2014-09-07 00:25:38 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\eric\AppData\Local\Apps
2014-09-06 22:12:54 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Cache utility
2014-09-06 22:12:41 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Common dictionary
2014-09-06 22:12:30 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Display settings
2014-09-06 22:12:19 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Hoist Search
2014-09-06 22:12:09 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\DealAlly
2014-09-06 21:08:48 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Diagnostics
2014-08-28 02:37:45 404480 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\gdi32.dll
2014-08-28 02:37:45 3163648 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\win32k.sys
2014-08-28 02:37:45 311808 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\gdi32.dll
==================== Find3M  ====================
2014-09-10 06:06:15 71344 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2014-09-10 06:06:15 701104 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2014-08-25 14:53:42 270496 ------w- C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe
2014-08-18 22:29:49 2724864 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.tlb
2014-08-18 22:29:35 4096 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollectorres.dll
2014-08-18 22:19:53 5833728 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\jscript9.dll
2014-08-18 22:15:34 547328 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\vbscript.dll
2014-08-18 22:15:09 66048 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\iesetup.dll
2014-08-18 22:14:38 48640 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\ieetwproxystub.dll
2014-08-18 22:14:10 83968 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\MshtmlDac.dll
2014-08-18 22:08:55 4232704 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\jscript9.dll
2014-08-18 22:03:47 139264 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\ieUnatt.exe
2014-08-18 22:03:37 111616 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollector.exe
2014-08-18 22:03:01 758272 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\jscript9diag.dll
2014-08-18 21:57:44 2724864 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\mshtml.tlb
2014-08-18 21:56:17 940032 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\MsSpellCheckingFacility.exe
2014-08-18 21:46:26 454656 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\vbscript.dll
2014-08-18 21:45:23 61952 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\iesetup.dll
2014-08-18 21:45:12 72704 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\JavaScriptCollectionAgent.dll
2014-08-18 21:44:44 51200 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ieetwproxystub.dll
2014-08-18 21:44:09 61952 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\MshtmlDac.dll
2014-08-18 21:36:07 112128 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ieUnatt.exe
2014-08-18 21:35:24 597504 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\jscript9diag.dll
2014-08-18 21:23:17 2104832 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\inetcpl.cpl
2014-08-18 21:23:16 1249280 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\mshtmlmedia.dll
2014-08-18 21:22:48 60416 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\JavaScriptCollectionAgent.dll
2014-08-18 21:15:13 2310656 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\wininet.dll
2014-08-18 21:08:54 2014208 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\inetcpl.cpl
2014-08-18 21:07:44 1068032 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\mshtmlmedia.dll
2014-08-18 20:46:48 1812992 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\wininet.dll
2014-08-13 11:28:57 119296 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\zlib.dll
2014-08-08 08:06:48 41008 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\RGBAcodec.dll
2014-07-25 14:01:55 1291280 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\nvspbridge.dll
2014-07-25 14:01:55 1126480 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\nvspcap.dll
2014-07-25 14:01:32 1715224 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\nvspbridge64.dll
2014-07-25 14:01:32 1283136 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\nvspcap64.dll
2014-07-25 10:35:46 875688 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\msvcr120_clr0400.dll
2014-07-25 07:47:06 869544 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\msvcr120_clr0400.dll
2014-07-16 03:23:41 2048 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\tzres.dll
2014-07-16 02:46:02 2048 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\tzres.dll
2014-07-14 02:02:45 1216000 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rpcrt4.dll
2014-07-14 01:40:58 664064 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\rpcrt4.dll
2014-07-11 11:02:05 98216 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\WindowsAccessBridge-32.dll
2014-07-09 02:03:23 7168 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\KBDYAK.DLL
2014-07-09 02:03:22 7168 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\KBDBASH.DLL
2014-07-09 01:31:42 7168 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\KBDYAK.DLL
2014-07-09 01:31:41 6656 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\KBDBASH.DLL
2014-07-06 21:37:59 144 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\{A6D608F0-0BDE-491A-97AE-5C4B05D86E01}.bat
2014-07-03 21:27:47 451 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\{F33C3B9B-72AF-418A-B3FD-560646F7CDA2}.bat
2014-07-02 18:55:43 6783776 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\nvcpl.dll
2014-07-02 18:55:43 3522392 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\nvsvc64.dll
2014-07-02 18:55:41 935368 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
2014-07-02 18:55:41 62808 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\nvshext.dll
2014-07-02 18:55:41 386520 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\nvmctray.dll
2014-07-02 17:44:45 609240 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\nvStreaming.exe
2014-07-02 10:14:12 3826628 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\nvcoproc.bin
2014-06-30 22:24:50 8856 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\icardres.dll
2014-06-30 22:14:53 8856 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\icardres.dll
============= FINISH:  8:44:09.14 ===============

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#2 TB-Psychotic


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 06:44 AM

Hi there,
my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.

Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.

  • First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
  • Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
  • If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
  • Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
  • Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
  • If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
  • Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
  • My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.

  • Important: To help me reviewing your logs, please post them in code boxes. You can create them by clicking on the <>-symbol on top of the reply window.

HijackThis is not the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum. With today's malware, a more comprehensive set of logs is required to determine the presence of malware.
Scan with FRST in normal mode

Please download Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool to your desktop: FRST 32bit or FRST 64bit (If not sure: Start --> Computer (right click) --> properties)
  • Run FRST.
  • Don´t change one of the checkboxes and hit Scan.
  • Logfiles are created on your desktop.
  • Poste the FRST.txt and (after the first scan only!) the Addition.txt.

Scan with Gmer rootkit scanner

Please download Gmer from here by clicking on the "Download EXE" Button.
  • Double click on the randomly named GMER.exe. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent.
  • If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.
  • In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ...
    • Sections
    • IAT/EAT
    • Show All ( should be unchecked by default )
  • Leave everything else as it is.
  • Close all other running programs as well as your Browser.
  • Click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
  • Once done click on the Save.. button, and in the File name area, type in "ark.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
  • Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop.
  • Please post the content of the ark.txt here.

Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

Scan with TDSS-Killer

Please read and follow these instructions carefully. We do not want it to fix anything yet (if found), we need to see a report first.

Download TDSSKiller.zip and extract to your desktop
  • Execute TDSSKiller.exe by doubleclicking on it.
  • Press Start Scan
  • If Malicious objects are found, do NOT select Copy to quarantine. Change the action to Skip, and save the log.
  • Once complete, a log will be produced at the root drive which is typically C:\ ,for example, C:\TDSSKiller.<version_date_time>log.txt

Please attach this file to your next reply.

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#3 eworthi

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 02:40 PM

Thank you TB-Psychotic for your response. Since posting this thread I may have cured my machine. I ran Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with Networking and it found three PUM's, each with "Proxy change" in their description, and when I deleted those the machine started running better! It no longer changes its Proxy settings even through multiple reboots. So, I am prepared to close this thread as the issue no longer exists. Unless you feel it is possible the threat may remain undetected, I would appreciate any advice on how to avoid this type of infection in the future as well. Since the infection I have purchased both SpyBot and Malwarebytes and have set them to auto scan, so I am hoping that that will suffice.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

Uninstall our tools using delfix

Please follow these steps in order:

  • In the case we used Defogger to turn off your CD emulation software. You can start it again and use the Enable button.
  • In the case we used Combofix. Deactivate your antivirus software once more, then rename the combofix.exe to uninstall.exe and run it one last time. You shall be noted that Combofix has been removed.
  • In any case please download delfix to your desktop.
    • Close all other programms and start delfix.
    • Please check all the boxes and run the tool.
    • delfix will now delete all found traces of our removal process
  • If there is still something left please delete it manualy.

Delete System Restore Points

To ensure your System Restore Points are free of malware, we will delete all of them but the most recent or create a new one.

On Windows Vista: Please follow these instructions to delete all but the most common System Protection Restore Points.
On Windows 7/8: Please follow these instructions to delete all but the most common System Protection Restore Points.
On Windows XP: Please follow these instructions to delete all but the most common System Protection Restore Points.

Temp File Cleaner

We need to download Temp File Cleaner (TFC) by OldTimer:
  • Please download TFC.exe by Oldtimer at one of the two links: Link 1 Link 2
  • Save and close all running applications
  • Double-click on TFC.exe to run the program
  • Click on Start to begin the cleaning process note: this program may close running applications, make your screen disappear temporarily, or require a reboot of your PC - this is normal and part of the cleanup
  • When the scan is complete, if you were not asked to reboot the computer, please do so now
More Information can be found about the tool here: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/




Recommendations: How to protect yourself

  • System Updates
    Please ensure to have automatic updates activated in your control panel.
    For further information and a tutorial, see this Microsoft Support article.
  • Protection
    What you need is one (not more) virus scanner with background protection. Additionally I recommend a special malware scanner to run on demand weekly.
    Personally I am using avast! Antivirus Free Edition and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. They offer good protection for free.
    • To keep your browser free of advertising, you may install the Adblock Plus browser extension.
      It will filter unwanted advertising out of the website´s content.
    • To protect yourself from accidentally visiting malicious web sites, install the Web of Trust (WOT) browser extension.
      It will display a green (safe), yellow (unknown) or red (potentially dangerous) icon for a visited website within your browser.
      In addition, before accessing a dangerous classified web site, a warning screen is displayed.

  • Up to date Software
    Keep your Windows and your third party software up to date. The easiest way to get infected is an outdated windows, followed by: browser(s) (including add-ons and plug-ins), Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, Java Runtime Environment, your antivirus program and so on. These links may help you to check:

  • Backup
    Hardware issues, malware, fire, lightning strike: There is a long list of different ways to loose all your data. Back up your files regularly. Use the windows internal backup function or a third party tool and save your data onto an external hard drive, cloud storage, optical media like CDs or DVDs or (if available) a professional network backup system.
  • Behaviour
    The commonest error when using a computer is "error 80" - what means that the error is located about 80cm in front of the monitor. This is a common joke between IT support technicians but it shows that all the safety mechanisms won´t help if you aren´t careful enough.
    • While surfing the internet, don´t click on anything you don´t know. In the worst case, it infects your system with malware.
    • Watch your step in social networks! Many cyber criminals use them to spread malware, mine personal pata (to be sold to advertising companies, for example) or simply do damage to other users. Even if a received hyperlink within a message seems to be coming from one of your friends, have a closer look. In addition, don´t click everything.
    • When installing software, have a look to each of the setup windows and uncheck any additional toolbars or free programs that may be offered additionally. Most of today´s setup procedures contain potentially unwanted programs so keep them off your system.
    • 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 wide variety 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.

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:06 AM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.
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