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Web Apps Running Slow, Possible Malware Infection


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#1 snamfuak

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 08:18 PM

My Internet has been running slowly for several days, I just figured it was a malware issue of some kind. My fiance plays an online game, has had lots of trouble logging in, & there is a long delay when he is actually able to access the game. Websites are loading slowly, if at all. Checked the connection, says it is in perfect shape. No hardware problems, and no problems with Windows in general or any other programs that don't require Internet access.

Have run McAfee, Windows Defender, Stinger, Spybot S&D, & Ad-Aware, all are coming up clean now, but still have slow or non-working Internet. I have attached my HJT log (ran it after all the other scans & restart), hoping you can help diagnose. Oh, & just before this, I had to remove malware from my computer with the Smitfraud fix. I can't remember the infection, I think Puper or something. But I thought it had been cleaned completely, now I don't know if there's something leftover from that. Thanks in advance! :)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:53:23 PM, on 9/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\OasClnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.0.720.3640\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for HijackThis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.e-hps.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Verizon Online
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 168.94.74.68:8080
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OASClnt] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McUpdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.0.720.3640\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {288C5F13-7E52-4ADA-A32E-F5BF9D125F99} - http://www.miniclip.com/puzzlepirates/miniclipGameLoader.dll
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/m...01/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/m...,26/mcgdmgr.cab
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O23 - Service: McAfee WSC Integration (McDetect.exe) - McAfee, Inc - c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com McShield (McShield) - McAfee Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Task Scheduler (McTskshd.exe) - McAfee, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager (mcupdmgr.exe) - McAfee, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe

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#2 suebaby41

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:18 AM

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:54 PM

Step 1

There are several reasons for putting HijackThis into its own folder.
  • HijackThis is an analysis AND a repair tool. When you fix something in HijackThis, you are deleting a bad entry in the Windows Registry. In case of a mistake being made, there is a reversal for line entry deletions. HijackThis creates a new file which is a backup log of changes and you can reverse the line entry deletion. BUT...HijackThis needs a safe folder to keep these critical backup logs and a temp folder is definitely not safe as you might run Disk Cleanup and delete them.
  • If you save HijackThis to your desktop, you may easily lose track of the backup log in the wallpaper area (or someone might delete the backup file by dragging it to the Recycle Bin).
  • If you run HijackThis from a zip folder, backups may not be made.
  • If you run HijackThis from a Local Settings Temporary folder in XP or Windows 2000, when you post for help on a forum, the resulting text log will usually show your full name in a line entry since your Windows user profile is commonly named with your full name. When you copy and paste your log, HijackThis provides a line entry showing the path to its running folder. If you use another folder like HijackThis in the root of the C: drive (as recommended) then your Profile Name will NOT be displayed in the log.
  • Please place HJT into ITS OWN PERMANANT FOLDER.
    • You can do this by going to My Computer (Windows key+e).
    • Double click on C:
    • If the folder is hidden, click on show the contents of this folder.
    • Right-click on a blank space in the right column and select New > Folder
    • Name it HJT (C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe)
    • Move HijackThis.exe into this folder.
    • When you run HijackThis.exe from the C:\HJT folder and have it Fixed checked, it will create a backup file of modifications to use which are easily accessible if restoring any files is necessary.
  • If needed, HijackThis Folder Tutorial
Another way to do this is: Please download HijackThis Self-installer
  • This is the easiest way to install HijackThis to your computer
  • This is a complete installer that installs HijackThis on the computer to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
  • It makes an entry in the start menu.
  • It allows you to have a shortcut on your desktop as well.
  • HijackThis is currently at Version 1.99.1 released on 16.02.2005.
  • It is important that you uninstall any previous versions by using Add/Remove programs in your control panel before installing a newer version.
Step 2

Please download Spybot S&D

Using Spybot Search and Destroy To Remove Spyware From Your Computer Please check this link for instructions on how to download, install and use Spybot S&D. Run this program as soon as possible.

Step 3

Please download Ad-Aware SE

Using Ad-Aware To Remove Spyware From Your Computer Please check this link for instructions on how to download, install and use Ad-Aware. Run this program as soon as possible.

Step 4

To help prevent further infection, please download SpywareBlaster SpywareBlaster helps to:
  • Prevent the installation of Active X-based spyware, Ad-Aware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software.
  • Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
  • Restrict the actions of potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer.
Step 5

Download and Install Ewido

Please print out the following instructions as this page will be unavailable to you while you are working in Safe Mode.

Please download ewido anti-spyware
  • Install ewido anti-spyware.
  • When installing, under Additional Options, uncheck Install background guard and Install scan via context menu.
  • Launch ewido, there should be an ewido icon on your desktop, double-click it.
  • The program will prompt you to update; click the OK button
  • The program will now go to the main screen
  • On the left hand side of the main screen, click update
  • Click on Start
    The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed. After the updates are installed, exit ewido.
    Note: ewido is a free trial product for 30 days. Since ewido is a trial version, the realtime guard and automatic update will stop functioning after 30 days (which is the reason we uncheck them during installation). You can use ewido as an on demand scanner (recommended) but you will have to manually update the definition file each time you scan by clicking on “Update” and “Start Update”.
    If you decide to purchase ewido, you can enable the 'Realtime Protect' and 'Automatic Update' functions by clicking on the 'Status' bar (Top left) and clicking on both items under "Your Security Status".
IMPORTANT!:

Once the updates are installed do the following:
  • If you have an always on connection to the Internet, physically disconnect that connection until you are finished with Safe Mode and have rebooted back into normal mode.
  • Reboot into Safe Mode, you can do this by restarting your computer, then repeatedly tap F8 until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, then hit enter. Then, run ewido.
  • Close all open windows/programs/folders. Have nothing else open while ewido performs its scan!
Scan with ewido:
  • Click on scanner
  • Click on Settings
    • Under How to scan, all boxes should be selected
    • Under Possibly unwanted software, all boxes should be selected
    • Under What to scan, select scan every file
    • Click OK
  • Click on Complete system scan
  • Let the program scan the machine
  • If ewido finds anything, it will pop up a notification. DO NOT check "Perform action with all infections. If you are unsure of an entry, select "none" for the time being.
Save and Post Your Report:
  • Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report.
  • Click Save report
  • Save the report to your desktop
  • Exit ewido
  • Reboot into normal mode
  • When you are ready to post your next reply, double click on the saved report to open it, then use Ctrl + A to select all text, then Ctrl + C to copy the selected text to your clipboard. Next, open a new reply to your active topic in the forum, and use Ctrl + V to paste the copied text of the ewido log from your clipboard into your reply.
Step 6

In normal mode, run an online antivirus check from at least two and preferably three of the following sites
BitDefender
Computer Associates Online Virus Scan
Panda's ActiveScan
Trend Micro Housecall
Windows Live Safety Center Free Online Scan
This scanner from Trend does not require an Active X to run.
  • Detects and removes malware ( viruses, worms, trojans, etc. )
  • Detects and removes grayware and spyware
  • Restores damage caused by malware to your system.
  • Notifies about vulnerabilities in installed programs and connected network services.
  • Multi-platform support for: Windows, Linux, Solaris.
  • Easy-to-use with the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox
When you have completed the scans, if you get a report of files that can’t be cleaned / deleted, please write down the filenames and locations and post that in your reply.

Step 7

Please download the ATF-Cleaner ATF-Cleaner features include:
  • Cleaning of all user temp folders, administrator only can use this feature.
  • Cleaning of the Java cache, which seems to be harboring more and more malware.
  • Cleaning the cache, cookies, history, download history, visited links and saved passwords. (You have the option of checking no if you want to save your passwords)
  • For Firefox or Opera
  • Click Firefox or Opera at the top and choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.
Do not run it yet.

Step 8

You may want to print this page. Make sure to work through the fixes in the order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.

If you did not set e-hps.com as your home page, you will need to fix this with HijackThis:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.e-hps.com/

Heartland's "e-hps.com" is a secure, password-protected site designed for Heartland merchants, affiliates, and employees only.

Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Start->(Settings)->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs) Do not worry if they are not there:

PartyGaming if you choose to do so

Now we will address the HijackThis fixes.

Please run HijackThis and click "Scan." Place checks next to the following entries (make sure not to miss any):

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - (no file)
O16 - DPF: {288C5F13-7E52-4ADA-A32E-F5BF9D125F99} - http://www.miniclip.com/puzzlepirates/miniclipGameLoader.dll


These are optional fixes. These programs are not required to start automatically as you can start them manually if you need them. It is advised that you disable these programs so that they do not take up necessary resources. Many users have reported these processes slow their boot time. Please run HijackThis and click Scan. Place checks next to the following entries.

Online Poker sites are well known for placing all manner of Internet parasites on their visitors' PCs and continue to do so. They should be highly suspect for any Malware on your PC. I recommend that you uninstall/Remove in Control Panel-->Add/Remove programs, then fix with HijackThis and delete the associated files.

O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe


nwiz.exe is a part of NVidia's Nview features installable alongside its graphics hardware products. This application will give the user access to additional features which allow the configuration of up to 32 monitors on a host or to expand the desktop across many monitors. This program is not required to start automatically as you can start it manually if you need it. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. It may be worthwhile to fix it with HijackThis. This is the item to fix in HijackThis:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install

nerocheck.exe is a process associated the with Nero CD writing or Nero CD/DVD software. It is used to install or control the Nero driver nerocd2k.sys application. This process should not be removed while using the Nero CD Writing software. This program constantly checks for known drivers that can conflict with our Nero/Nero Express/NeroVision Express software. This program is not required to start automatically as you can start it manually if you need it. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. It may be worthwhile to fix it with HijackThis. This is the item to fix in HijackThis:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exe

gnotify.exe process can be removed to free up resources without compromising system performance. gnotify.exe is the Google Gmail_notifier which alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. This program is not required to start automatically as you can start it manually if you need it. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. Many users have reported this process slows their boot time. It may be worthwhile to fix it with HijackThis. This is the item to fix in HijackThis:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe

googletoolbarnotifier or googletoolbarnotifier.exe process can be removed to free up resources without compromising system performance. googletoolbarnotifier or googletoolbarnotifier.exe is a process associated with the GoogleToolbarNotifier from Google Inc.. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference. This program is not required to start automatically as you can start it manually if you need it. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. Many users have reported this process slows their boot time. It may be worthwhile to fix it with HijackThis. This is the item to fix in HijackThis:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.0.720.3640\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe

You have RealPlayer running at Startup. This is RealPlayer's autoupdate program and is not necessary for the program to function properly. It is considered to be a resource hog. You will still be able to start it manually if you need it. You can fix this with HijackThis, but you will need to change the setting in RealPlayer itself to keep it from resetting itself.. This is the item to fix in HijackThis:

O4 ‑ HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" ‑osboot

NvCpl.dll,NvStartup initializes the clock and memory settings on nVidia based graphics cards. Enable if you overclock your card. This program is not required to start automatically as you can start it manually if you need it. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. It may be worthwhile to fix it with HijackThis. This is the item to fix in HijackThis:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

You have reader_sl.exe running at Startup. This is a process associated with the Adobe Reader. It is used to decrease the load time for the reader when a PDF document is selected. This is a non-essential process. You will still be able to start it manually if you need it. You can fix this with HijackThis. This is the item to fix in HijackThis:

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe

hpqtra08.exe process can be removed to free up resources without compromising system performance. hpqtra08.exe is installed alongside the drivers for Hewlett Packard Imaging devices and installs an easy-to-use tray bar icon for quick access to diagnostics. This program is not required to start automatically as you can start it manually if you need it. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. Many users have reported this process slows their boot time. It may be worthwhile to fix it with HijackThis. This is the item to fix in HijackThis:

O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe


Close all browsers and other windows except for HijackThis, and click Fix Checked to have HijackThis fix the entries you checked.

Reboot to safe mode. ( without networking support !) If you don’t know how to boot in safe mode, there is a tutorial How To Start Windows in Safe Mode .
NOTE: To avoid the risk of any of the files or folders not being found due to their having the 'Hidden' attribute, first make sure that in Folder Options > View hidden and operating system files are set to show:
http://www.xtra.co.nz/help/0,,4155-1916458,00.html
Or items 8 & 9 from this link :
http://www.russelltexas.com/malware/faqHijackThis.htm

Using Windows Explorer, search for the following files/folders, and DELETE them (Do not worry if they are not there):

C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker which contains the file RunApp.exe if you choose to do so

Step 9

Let’s run ATF-Cleaner to ensure no malware is hiding in temporary folders and for general computer cleanup to free space on your computer.

Step 10

Please run HijackThis in Normal Mode and post a new HijackThis log so I can make sure that all the malware was deleted according to plan.
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 02:31 PM

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