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Having Trouble With Antispyware Soldier


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#1 yojin

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:13 PM

I was logged on to the internet, to look up class times, and somehow it led me to a very urgent problem :thumbsup: . I read up on some other posts, and learned about the HijackThis loggers on this site, and i hope that they can help me with my very serious problem. This is my log. Also, a little note, I can't use my task manager, nor my properties on desktop, and i have a funny background thats all blue, and says the message, Your computer has several fatal errors due to spyware activity, than leads me to a site with antispyware soldier, along with several other programs associated with it. I know this to be a rogue program, but how do I remove it? Thank you for any help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:08:34 PM, on 9/28/2006
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
C:\Program Files\SolidDocuments\SolidConverterPDF\SCPDF\SolidPdfService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sumsw32.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000000-59D4-4008-9058-080011001200} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000000-C1EC-0345-6EC2-4D0300000000} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000000-F09C-02B4-6EC2-AD0300000000} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Solid Converter PDF - {259F616C-A300-44F5-B04A-ED001A26C85C} - C:\Program Files\SolidDocuments\SolidConverterPDF\SCPDF\ExploreExtPDF.dll
O2 - BHO: ngsh35.clsIS - {392BAF48-A26A-45B5-9263-97128E429268} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ngsh35.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3ceff6cd-6f08-4e4d-bccd-ff7415288c3b} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {77701e16-9bfe-4b63-a5b4-7bd156758a37} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7b55bb05-0b4d-44fd-81a6-b136188f5deb} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8333c319-0669-4893-a418-f56d9249fca6} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9c691a33-7dda-4c2f-be4c-c176083f35cf} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {e52dedbb-d168-4bdb-b229-c48160800e81} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {ffd2825e-0785-40c5-9a41-518f53a8261f} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Solid Converter PDF - {259F616C-A300-44F5-B04A-ED001A26C85C} - C:\Program Files\SolidDocuments\SolidConverterPDF\SCPDF\ExploreExtPDF.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adware.Srv32] C:\WINDOWS\system32\runsrv32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Transponder] C:\WINDOWS\system32\susp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyHunter] C:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\SpyHunter.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - SolidConverterPDF - (no file) (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/cha...v45/yacscom.cab
O16 - DPF: {7D1E9C49-BD6A-11D3-87A8-009027A35D73} - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yacsui.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} - http://www.shockwave.com/content/insaniqua...aploader_v6.cab
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: BrSplService (Brother XP spl Service) - brother Industries Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
O23 - Service: O&O Defrag - O&O Software GmbH - C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - Unknown owner - %ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini (file missing)
O23 - Service: SolidPDFConverterReadSpool (ScReadSpool) - VoyagerSoft, LLC - C:\Program Files\SolidDocuments\SolidConverterPDF\SCPDF\SolidPdfService.exe



I hope you guys can help, because i cant tell heads or tails on that thing, except for a few.

Edited by yojin, 28 September 2006 - 08:20 PM.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:31 AM

Hello there and welcome to Bleeping Computer's security forum.
My name is David, I will be helping you with your log today.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.
Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1, and press Enter.
A text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:39 PM

Hello David and thank you for helping me. I did as you instructed, and have the log listed below.

SmitFraudFix v2.102

Scan done at 19:36:51.68, Fri 09/29/2006
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\New Folder
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
Fix run in normal mode

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\WINDOWS

C:\WINDOWS\alexaie.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\alxie328.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\alxtb1.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\BTGrab.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\dlmax.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\Pynix.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\susp.exe FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\ZServ.dll FOUND !

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\WINDOWS\system


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\WINDOWS\Web


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\WINDOWS\system32

C:\WINDOWS\system32\a.exe FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\alxres.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bridge.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dailytoolbar.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\jao.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\questmod.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\runsrv32.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\runsrv32.exe FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smaexp32.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskdir~.exe FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpservice2.exe FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\thlwin32.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\txfdb32.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\udpmod.dll FOUND !
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wstart.dll FOUND !

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\Documents and Settings\user


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Start Menu


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\DOCUME~1\user\FAVORI~1


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Desktop


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\Program Files


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Corrupted keys


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Desktop Components

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\0]
"Source"="About:Home"
"SubscribedURL"="About:Home"
"FriendlyName"="My Current Home Page"


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Sharedtaskscheduler
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» AppInit_DLLs
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
"AppInit_DLLs"=""


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» pe386-msguard-lzx32


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Scanning wininet.dll infection


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» End



Again, thank you.
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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:45 PM

Let's continue...

It is a good idea to print off these instructions:
This will be useful as there is a possibility some of the instructions will need to be carried out where internet access is not available.
You may also like to save these instructions in word/notepad to the desktop where they can be easily found for the same reasons as above.
A print out of the instructions would be a good reference to make sure you don't yet lost.
Also, it is important that you complete the instructions in the right order, and also that you don't miss any steps out!
If you have any queries about the process or just general questions, just ask.

Now reboot into Safe Mode.
This can be done tapping the F8 key as soon as you start your computer
You will be brought to a menu where you can choose to boot into safe mode.
Make sure you choose the option without networking support.

Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again.
Double-click smitfraudfix.cmd.
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.
You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.
The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".
The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.
A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.
The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt
Warning : running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.
Also post a new Hijackthis log.

David

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:12 PM

Thank you David. As per your instructions, here are the logs.

SmitFraudFix v2.102

Scan done at 20:04:41.34, Fri 09/29/2006
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\New Folder
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
Fix run in safe mode

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Killing process


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Generic Renos Fix

GenericRenosFix by S!Ri


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Deleting infected files

C:\WINDOWS\alexaie.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\alxie328.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\alxtb1.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\BTGrab.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\dlmax.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\Pynix.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\susp.exe Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\ZServ.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\a.exe Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\alxres.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bridge.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dailytoolbar.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\jao.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\questmod.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\runsrv32.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\runsrv32.exe Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smaexp32.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskdir~.exe Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpservice2.exe Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\thlwin32.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\txfdb32.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\udpmod.dll Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wstart.dll Deleted

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Deleting Temp Files


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Registry Cleaning

Registry Cleaning done.

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» After SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» End



HijackThis logs
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:09:39 PM, on 9/29/2006
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
C:\Program Files\SolidDocuments\SolidConverterPDF\SCPDF\SolidPdfService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sumsw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000000-59D4-4008-9058-080011001200} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000000-C1EC-0345-6EC2-4D0300000000} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000000-F09C-02B4-6EC2-AD0300000000} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Solid Converter PDF - {259F616C-A300-44F5-B04A-ED001A26C85C} - C:\Program Files\SolidDocuments\SolidConverterPDF\SCPDF\ExploreExtPDF.dll
O2 - BHO: ngsh35.clsIS - {392BAF48-A26A-45B5-9263-97128E429268} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ngsh35.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3ceff6cd-6f08-4e4d-bccd-ff7415288c3b} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7b55bb05-0b4d-44fd-81a6-b136188f5deb} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8333c319-0669-4893-a418-f56d9249fca6} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9c691a33-7dda-4c2f-be4c-c176083f35cf} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {e52dedbb-d168-4bdb-b229-c48160800e81} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {ffd2825e-0785-40c5-9a41-518f53a8261f} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Solid Converter PDF - {259F616C-A300-44F5-B04A-ED001A26C85C} - C:\Program Files\SolidDocuments\SolidConverterPDF\SCPDF\ExploreExtPDF.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adware.Srv32] C:\WINDOWS\system32\runsrv32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Transponder] C:\WINDOWS\system32\susp.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - SolidConverterPDF - (no file) (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/cha...v45/yacscom.cab
O16 - DPF: {7D1E9C49-BD6A-11D3-87A8-009027A35D73} - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yacsui.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} - http://www.shockwave.com/content/insaniqua...aploader_v6.cab
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: BrSplService (Brother XP spl Service) - brother Industries Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
O23 - Service: O&O Defrag - O&O Software GmbH - C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - Unknown owner - %ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini (file missing)
O23 - Service: SolidPDFConverterReadSpool (ScReadSpool) - VoyagerSoft, LLC - C:\Program Files\SolidDocuments\SolidConverterPDF\SCPDF\SolidPdfService.exe

Edited by yojin, 29 September 2006 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 02:02 PM

Ok, it looks like we might have a new variant here.
The creator of smitfraudfix would like to take a sample of these files if possible.

Go to this page.
Enter the url of this thread in the first field.
Where it says, browse to the file that you want to submit, copy and paste next in the field:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\sumsw32.exe

Then click the Send File button below.
Please let me know when you have submitted the file.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 10:04 PM

I am sorry David, but I recieved this reply a little too late. About 20 minutes before your reply, I had already found the source of the problem, and used Killbot to destroy it. I am very sorry, and I hope that someone else ends up with the same problem, for the SmitFraudFix creater to analyze. Also, how do you join the HijackThis loggers? I would like to help, seeing as how it is probably very stressful for you folks.

Edited by yojin, 01 October 2006 - 10:05 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 12:28 PM

Heya yojin!

Don't worry about deleting the file, I was able to get it off another user and yes it was the source of the problem.
The tool has been updated and everyone should now be able to remove this nasty infection.

The BC school is currently closed for new entrances as we got so full, but you can try this equally good one:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Would_you_l...ware-t4817.html

Glad I could help! :thumbsup:
The latest log is looking clean!
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will be reduced dramatically.

Use an Anti Virus 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 on line & their stand-alone anti virus programs:
* Click here for more information on -> Computer Safety On line - Anti-Virus
* I would recommend Grisoft's AVG or AVAST.
* These are the more secure and better ones.

Update your Anti Virus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Anti virus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your anti virus 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 susceptible to being hacked and taken over.
* Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.
* For an article on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:
* Click here for more information on -> Computer Safety On line - Software Firewalls
* I would recommend ZoneAlarm as a firewall as it's easy to use.

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.

Next, if they're not already present, I would recommend the download and installation of some or all of the following programs (all free), and the updating of them regularly

Install Spybot© - Search and Destroy- Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.
* This will provide real-time 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 anti virus software.
* A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
* Click here for more info -->Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware

Install Lavasofts© Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware.
* You should also scan your computer with the program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software in conjunction with Spybot.
* A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
* Click here for more info -->Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware

Install Javacools© SpywareBlaster -
* SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer and Firefox settings and that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.
* A article on anti-malware products with links for this program and others can be found here:
* Click here for more info -->Computer Safety on line - Anti-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.

If you have any addition questions just ask...
David

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 06:58 AM

Ok. Thank you David, I would never have found the problem if not for your help.
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 10:31 AM

You're welcome - Happy Surfing! :thumbsup:




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