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#1 fiveiron167

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:20 AM

ok, ive got the toolbar 888 installed on my computer. i guess its some type of adware. im getting pop ups and freezing consistantly. ive already run several antiadware programs such as look2Me Destroyer and some other ones. if anyone can help me get this crap off my computer, i would really apprieciate it. thanks.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:27 AM

Hey there and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

* Click here to download Hijackthis.
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:31 AM

ok thank you so much for the help, i will return shortly

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:34 AM

ok so i downloaded that and when i went to open it on my desktop an error message came up saying,

Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted.

Error 2: the system could not find the file specified

so i cant even get to my hijak log

Edited by fiveiron167, 31 July 2006 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 31 July 2006 - 12:06 PM

Did you save the HJTsetup.exe to the desktop?
At the moment it seems as though you are running it from a temp directory.
Please try running the .exe from the desktop.
Let me know how it goes,
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 12:11 PM

yeah i just clicked on the link, in the save as menu i saved it to my desktop. then i double clicked on the icon and that error message comes up.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 12:25 PM

Please try the following self extractor for Hijackthis...
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

You can follow the setup wizard, it's pretty straight forward.
Let me know if you are successful with this.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 03:03 PM

alright i opened it up and i can either chose "run winzip" or "unzip".

if i chose run winzip, it says "winzip not found on your system"

so im not sure what to do. sorry for all this trouble, i am not always the greatest with computers.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:41 PM

Hey there,
Don't worry at all, sorry this is complicated.
It looks to me that your temporary files folder is full and therefore you are not able to download any programs.

I want you to clean your cache and cookies from your internet explorer.

Close all instances of Internet Explorer .
Go to your control panel and open "Internet Options".
Click on the "General" tab.
Click the "Delete Cookies" button, then the "Delete Files" button.
When prompted, place a tick in the "Delete all offline content" box and click OK.

I also want you to clean your cache and cookies from your firefox browser, in case you use this browser.

Open the firefox browser.
Click on the "tools" button and click on "options".
Click "privacy" in the menu on the left side window.
Open the History, Cookies and Cache tabs individually.
Choose the "clear" button on each.
Click OK to close the Options window

Also, please clean other Temporary files and Empty the Recycle Bin

Go to start and click on the "run" button.
Type the following in the fox --> cleanmgr and click ok.
Let it scan your system for files to remove.
Make sure only Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are checked.
Press OK to remove them.

Please reboot afterwards and follow the instructions for installing Hijackthis in my first post to you.
David

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:19 PM

ok i did all that, execpt for the mozilla firefox part because i dont have that on my computer.
i got the same error message as before when trying to open the Hijackthis.

well actually, above the "HJT setup" icon, there is an icon tthat says "Hijackthis_sfx"
im not sure if that means anything.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:15 AM

Hey there,

Firstly please tell me what operating system you are running, ie XP, 98 etc. I want you to now delete all the Hijackthis icon's and setup's off your desktop so there are none left. Then download the following again:
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

alright i opened it up and i can either chose "run winzip" or "unzip".

Please choose unzip this time.

David

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 09:13 AM

hey,

i am running Windows 2000.
so i clear all of the other icons and downloaded that program again.
i chose unzip and it came up saying "1 file(s) unzipped successfully.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:07 PM

Hey there.

I have had a word with a few experts and we would like you to try another version of Hijackthis that does not need extracting. Please firstly delete all previous hijackthis setup programs and folders if they are present.
Download Hijackthis from the following location:
http://216.180.233.162/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe

Save this file to your desktop and double click to open it
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

David

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:53 PM

wow, ok....so i was going through my files and i somehow stumbled across what i think we have been trying to get to.

i am now looking at a HijackThis menu with the first option being, "do a system scan a save a log file"

this is what we were looking for in the first place, correct?

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:54 PM

That's the one!!




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