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#1 mavrick01

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 03:36 PM

Winantivirus 2006 started appearing after installing avast antivirus. Im not sure if avast caused this problem, but since then I have uninstalled avast and downloaded spyware doctor and ad-aware, but neither of these remove the problem. Another problem that has been occurring after installing avast is that Mozilla Firefox will crash when trying to use the wmp plugin. It says firefox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to shutdown. Reinstalling firefox does not help. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is my Hijackthis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:26:20 PM, on 7/6/2007
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mouse Suite 98 Daemon] ICO.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HKSERV.EXE] C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ezSP_Px.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VAIO Recovery] C:\WINDOWS\Sonysys\VAIO Recovery\PartSeal.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SDTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [icq.com] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\otptswbf.dll",forkonce
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
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
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O18 - Filter hijack: text/xml - {807563E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE12\MSOXMLMF.DLL
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe Active File Monitor V5 (AdobeActiveFileMonitor5.0) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: RadClock - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\RadClock.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Doctor Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Doctor Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 04:10 PM

Download the latest version of ComboFix from Here to your Desktop.
  • Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.
  • When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log and a HiJackthis log in your next reply
Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall

#3 mavrick01

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:34 AM

Hey thanks for replying. Here is my combofix and hijackthis logs.

"Maverick" - 2007-07-09 11:29:07 - ComboFix 07-07-09.3 - Service Pack 2


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-06-09 to 2007-07-09 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


2007-07-07 11:18 51,200 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\nircmd.exe
2007-07-06 02:19 335 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\mozregistry.dat
2007-07-05 19:39 83,024 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\iksyssec.sys
2007-07-05 19:39 57,424 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\iksysflt.sys
2007-07-05 19:39 53,840 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ikfilesec.sys
2007-07-05 19:39 39,376 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ikfileflt.sys
2007-07-05 19:39 29,264 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\kcom.sys
2007-07-05 19:39 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor
2007-07-05 19:39 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\Maverick\APPLIC~1\PC Tools
2007-07-05 02:53 626,688 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvcr80.dll
2007-07-05 02:51 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Google
2007-07-04 17:48 118,784 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\GREUninstall.exe
2007-07-03 00:20 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\CCleaner
2007-07-02 21:11 <DIR> d-------- C:\ATI
2007-07-02 20:52 <DIR> d--h----- C:\WINDOWS\msdownld.tmp
2007-06-29 22:23 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\DAMN NFO Viewer
2007-06-29 00:11 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\Maverick\APPLIC~1\WinRAR
2007-06-27 13:48 <DIR> d-------- C:\Startup, Install Files
2007-06-27 13:47 516,096 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
2007-06-27 13:46 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\MultiRes
2007-06-27 13:45 737,280 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\iun6002.exe
2007-06-27 13:45 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Radeon Omega Drivers
2007-06-27 11:17 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Steam
2007-06-21 17:51 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\SlySoft
2007-06-21 17:46 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\SlySoft
2007-06-14 13:25 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\Performance
2007-06-14 13:25 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\Microsoft Corporation
2007-06-14 10:03 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\iTunes
2007-06-14 10:03 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\iPod
2007-06-14 10:01 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update
2007-06-13 00:52 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\Maverick\APPLIC~1\Snapfish


(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2007-07-07 17:05:02 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Messenger
2007-07-06 19:31:53 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Windows Media Connect 2
2007-07-06 17:25:38 -------- d-----w C:\DOCUME~1\Maverick\APPLIC~1\U3
2007-07-04 22:48:53 335 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\nsreg.dat
2007-07-04 22:48:36 8,866 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\mozver.dat
2007-07-03 02:11:07 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\directx
2007-06-30 06:11:46 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Sony
2007-06-30 06:10:31 -------- d--h--w C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information
2007-06-30 06:09:02 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works
2007-06-30 06:03:15 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\HP
2007-06-30 05:58:57 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\EasyDVDShrink
2007-06-27 18:43:58 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies
2007-06-22 05:56:23 -------- d-----w C:\DOCUME~1\Maverick\APPLIC~1\dvdcss
2007-06-18 17:07:44 -------- d-----w C:\DOCUME~1\Maverick\APPLIC~1\BitTorrent
2007-06-14 15:02:39 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\QuickTime
2007-05-16 15:12:02 683,520 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetcomm.dll
2007-05-11 00:32:53 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Microsoft CAPICOM 2.1.0.2
2007-04-25 14:21:15 144,896 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\schannel.dll
2007-04-18 16:12:23 2,854,400 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\msi.dll
2007-04-17 03:47:36 33,624 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups.dll
2007-04-17 03:45:54 1,710,936 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng.dll
2007-04-17 03:45:48 549,720 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuapi.dll
2007-04-17 03:45:42 325,976 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wucltui.dll
2007-04-17 03:45:36 203,096 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuweb.dll
2007-04-17 03:45:28 92,504 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\cdm.dll
2007-04-17 03:45:20 53,080 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
2007-04-17 03:45:20 43,352 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups2.dll
2007-04-17 03:44:20 271,224 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\mucltui.dll
2007-04-17 03:44:18 208,248 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\muweb.dll


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}]
2006-10-22 23:08 62080 --a------ C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E}]
2006-10-27 00:48 2210608 --a------ C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43}]
2007-03-14 03:43 501400 --a------ C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Mouse Suite 98 Daemon"="ICO.EXE" []
"SynTPLpr"="C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe" [2003-11-20 16:19]
"SynTPEnh"="C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" [2003-11-20 16:18]
"HKSERV.EXE"="C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe" [2003-12-02 00:36]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe" [2007-03-14 03:43]
"AtiPTA"="atiptaxx.exe" [2005-03-22 20:05 C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exe]
"SDTray"="C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe" [2007-06-12 13:19]
"AVG7_CC"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe" [2007-07-07 18:45]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2004-08-04 02:56]
"MSMSGS"="C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" [2004-10-13 11:24]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks]
"{B5A7F190-DDA6-4420-B3BA-52453494E6CD}"="C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL" [2006-10-27 00:48]
"{35B2861B-2B26-4691-9FF0-09083722C736}"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\RadExe.dll" [2005-04-28 00:30]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\gebyw]
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gebyw.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\control\safeboot\minimal\sdauxservice]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\control\safeboot\minimal\sdcoreservice]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Google Updater.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Google Updater.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\Google Updater.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Microsoft Office.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Microsoft Office.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\Microsoft Office.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Adobe Photo Downloader]
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\apdproxy.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Adobe Reader Speed Launcher]
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\GrooveMonitor]
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\HP Software Update]
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\HPHUPD08]
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\{33D6CC28-9F75-4d1b-A11D-98895B3A3729}\hphupd08.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\iTunesHelper]
"C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\MSMSGS]
"C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\QuickTime Task]
"C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SDTray]
"C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Steam]
"c:\program files\steam\steam.exe" -silent


Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
2007-06-26 03:02:00 C:\WINDOWS\tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job

**************************************************************************

catchme 0.3.915 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2007-07-09 11:31:12
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe [2940] 0x84919808


scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

**************************************************************************

Completion time: 2007-07-09 11:32:05
C:\ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt ... 2007-07-09 11:31
C:\ComboFix2.txt ... 2007-07-07 11:39
C:\ComboFix3.txt ... 2007-07-07 11:29

--- E O F ---









Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:32:40 AM, on 7/9/2007
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKWnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Maverick\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mouse Suite 98 Daemon] ICO.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HKSERV.EXE] C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SDTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O18 - Filter hijack: text/xml - {807563E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE12\MSOXMLMF.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: gebyw - C:\WINDOWS\system32\gebyw.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe Active File Monitor V5 (AdobeActiveFileMonitor5.0) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: RadClock - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\RadClock.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Doctor Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Doctor Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 12:47 PM

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.

Updating Java:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 .
  • Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • The page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
Run HijackThis
Click on do a system scan only
Place a checkmark next to these lines(if still present)

O20 - Winlogon Notify: gebyw - C:\WINDOWS\system32\gebyw.dll (file missing)

Then close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix Checked

Go here to run an online scannner from Kaspersky.
  • Click on "Kaspersky Online Scanner"
  • A new smaller window will pop up. Press on "Accept". After reading the contents.
  • Now Kaspersky will update the anti-virus database. Let it run.
  • Click on "Next">"Scan Settings", and make sure the database is set to "extended". And check both the scan options. Then click OK.
  • Then click on "My Computer", and the scan will start.
  • Once finished, save the log as "KAV.txt" to the desktop.
Note for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble with the accept button of the licence, click on the Zoom tool located at the right bottom of the IE window and set the zoom to 75 %. Once the license accepted, reset to 100%.

Post back with the Kaspersky log, a new HijackThis log and let me know of any remaining problems

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:46 PM

Hey, thanks again for all of the help. This is the kav log and the hijackthis log again.

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KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT
Monday, July 09, 2007 6:41:02 PM
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 5.0.93.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 10/07/2007
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 360341
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Scan Settings:
Scan using the following antivirus database: extended
Scan Archives: true
Scan Mail Bases: true

Scan Target - My Computer:
C:\
D:\
E:\

Scan Statistics:
Total number of scanned objects: 57378
Number of viruses found: 5
Number of infected objects: 8
Number of suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan process: 01:58:23

Infected Object Name / Virus Name / Last Action
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Grisoft\Avg7Data\avg7log.log Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Grisoft\Avg7Data\avg7log.log.lck Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\Maverick\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\Maverick\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\Maverick\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\Maverick\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\Maverick\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\Maverick\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\Maverick\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\QooBox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\system32\rqrrrqp.dll.vir Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP373\A0106416.exe Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP373\A0106422.exe Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP373\A0106425.exe Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP373\A0106426.exe/data.rar/keygen.exe Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.LoadAdv.gen skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP373\A0106426.exe/data.rar/crack.exe Infected: Trojan.Win32.Agent.apt skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP373\A0106426.exe/data.rar/serial.exe Infected: Trojan.Win32.Dialer.qn skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP373\A0106426.exe/data.rar/install.exe Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.bls skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP373\A0106426.exe/data.rar Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.bls skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP373\A0106426.exe RarSFX: infected - 5 skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP395\A0115756.dll Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP400\A0116953.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP400\A0116954.dll Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP400\A0116958.dll Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP400\A0116959.dll Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{468167EA-7273-4538-886F-6A5F5E940C35}\RP408\change.log Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\Debug\PASSWD.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\Sti_Trace.log Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\edb.log Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\tmp.edb Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\AppEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\default Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\default.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\ODiag.evt Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\OSession.evt Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SecEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SysEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\system Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\system.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\WUDF\WUDFTrace.etl Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\INDEX.BTR Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\INDEX.MAP Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\MAPPING.VER Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\MAPPING1.MAP Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\MAPPING2.MAP Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\OBJECTS.DATA Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\OBJECTS.MAP Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\wiadebug.log Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\wiaservc.log Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log Object is locked skipped

Scan process completed.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:44:09 PM, on 7/9/2007
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Maverick\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mouse Suite 98 Daemon] ICO.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HKSERV.EXE] C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SDTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/english/kavwebscan_unicode.cab
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O18 - Filter hijack: text/xml - {807563E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE12\MSOXMLMF.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe Active File Monitor V5 (AdobeActiveFileMonitor5.0) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: RadClock - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\RadClock.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Doctor Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Doctor Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 02:05 PM

You now appear to be clean. Congratulations!

Please take the time to tell us what you would like to be done about the people who are behind all the problems you have had. We can only get something done about this if the people that we help, like you, are prepared to complain. We have a dedicated forum for collecting these complaints Malware Complaints, you need to be registered to post as unfortunately we were hit with too many spam posting to allow guest posting to continue just find your country room and register your complaint.

Below are some steps to follow in order to dramatically lower the chances of reinfection
You may have already implemented some of the steps below, however you should follow any steps that you have not already implemented
  • Turn off System Restore.
    On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
    Click Properties.
    Click the System Restore tab.
    Check Turn off System Restore.
    Click Apply, and then click OK.

    Reboot.

    Turn ON System Restore.
    On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
    Click Properties.
    Click the System Restore tab.
    UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
    Click Apply, and then click OK.
    NOTE: only do this ONCE,NOT on a regular basis
  • Keep your antivirus updated
  • Use a firewall
    While the firewall built into windows XP will protect you from incoming attacks, it will not monitor outgoing connections
    It is therefore recommended that you install one of the following firewalls
    Sunbelt kerio personal firewall
    Zonealarm
  • Keep windows up to date with the latest patches


    IMPORTANT: You Need to Update Windows and Internet Explorer to protect your computer from the malware that is around on the Internet. Please go to the windows update site to get the critical updates.

    If you are running Microsoft Office, or any portion thereof, go to the Microsoft's Office Update site and make sure you have at least all the critical updates installed (Free) Microsoft Office Update.
  • Install spywareblaster
    Spyware blaster is a program that stops known malicious activex controls from installing on your computer. It works by changing settings in your registry. It makes
    kill bits
    in the registry, so that certain activex controls can't install.
    If you don't know what activex controls are, see here
    You can download SpywareBlaster here here
    Make sure to update it on a regular basis
  • Install IE-SPYAD
    Dowload and instructions located here
    Make sure to update it on a regular basis
  • Use a HOSTS file
    • Every version of windows has a hosts file as part of them.
    • In a very basic sense, they are used to locate webpages.
    • We can customize a hosts file so that it blocks certain webpages.
    • However, it can slow down certain computers.
    • This is why using a hosts file is optional!!
    Download it here. Make sure you read the instructions on how to install the hosts file. There is a good tutorial here
    If you decide to download the hosts file, the slowdown problems can usually be avoided by following these steps:
    • Click the start button (at the lower left hand corner of your screen)
    • Click run
    • In the dialog box, type services.msc
    • hit enter, then locate dns client
    • Highlight it, then double-click it.
    • On the dropdown box, change the setting from automatic to manual.
    • Click ok
  • Install and use Ad-aware & Spybot search & destroy
    Instructions are located here
    Make sure to update them on a regular basis
  • Most exploits are aimed at internet explorer, so I recommend you switch to an altenative browser
    Two good alternative browsers are
    Firefox
    Opera
    It is essential to update to the latest version of your browser, as the updates fix known security holes
  • Even if you do decide to switch to another browser, it is still a good idea to lock down Internet explorer
    This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    Click once on the Security tab
    Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    Click once on the Custom Level button.
    Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
    Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
    Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
    Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
    Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
    Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
    Change the allow paste operations via script to Disable
    When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
    If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Clean out you temp file on a regular basis
    I use and recommend ATF Cleaner by Attribune
    To use it, follow these instructions
    • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    • Click Main at the top and choose Select All from the list.
    • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you use Firefox browser:
    • Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.
    • Click the Empty Selected button.
    • NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
    If you use Opera browser:
    • Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.
    • Click the Empty Selected button.
    • NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
  • Finally I am trying to make one point very clear. It is absolutely essential to keep all of your security programs up to date





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