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SPYWARE PROGRAMS [CLOSED]


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What is the best SPYWARE PROGRAM???? I want a program that runs all the time and that will FLAG me and prevent SPYWARE AND ADWARE from being installed.
I used a program called SPYSUBTRACT that was suppose to do this but the program didn't flag me and some nasty ADWARE got installed on my computer.
I only found it when I used the program and did a complete scan. Why have this
program running in the background then if I still have to do a scan???? <_<
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First of all, I suggest uninstalling spysubtract. We know of much better programs. Now, let's check to see if you have any spyware left on your system. For us to tell you what you what spyware programs you need, please let us take a closer look at what is running on your PC. We'll need you to use a free diagnostic tool (HiJackThis) and post a log back here with the results.

Click the HijackThis Guide in my signature, download it and follow the instructions in the guide.

Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results. <_<
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Results of using HijackThis:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:05:14 PM, on 4/24/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\HighCriteria\TotalRecorder\TotRecSched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBTray.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\SpySubtract\spysub.exe
C:\Program Files\Browser Hijack Blaster\bhblaster.exe
C:\Program Files\MailWasher Pro\MailWasher.exe
C:\Program Files\Quick Tray\Quick Tray.exe
C:\BACKUP\Shorty.exe
C:\Program Files\SMASHER\Smasher.exe
C:\Program Files\SMASHER\Smasher.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S10IC2.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperLite\DKService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Salamander\SALAMANDER.EXE
C:\NEW PROGRAMS\hjt\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://out.true-counter.com/b/?101 (obfuscated)
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.babe-test.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://out.true-counter.com/a/?101 (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = C:\WINNT\system32\searchbar.html
R3 - URLSearchHook: iSearch Toolbar - {1C78AB3F-A857-482e-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - C:\WINNT\System32\toolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: iSearch Toolbar - {1C78AB3F-A857-482e-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - C:\WINNT\System32\toolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hot Key Kbd 9910 Daemon] SK9910DM.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GWMDMMSG] GWMDMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Keyboard Preload Check] C:\OEMDRVRS\KEYB\Preload.exe /DEVID: /CLASS:Keyboard /RunValue:"Keyboard Preload Check"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GWMDMpi] C:\WINNT\GWMDMpi.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINNT\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zSPGuard] c:\program files\pjw\spguard\spguard.exe /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioAudioCentral] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TotalRecorderScheduler] "C:\Program Files\HighCriteria\TotalRecorder\TotRecSched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WordPerfect Office 1115] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Corel\Registration\EN\Registration.exe /title="WordPerfect Office 11" /date=010904 serial=WS11WTD-9999998-BHS
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NetCop SystemShield] C:\PROGRA~1\NetCop\SystemShield.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpamCatcherUniversalAdmin] "C:\Program Files\Aladdin Systems\SpamCatcher\admin" "-hide"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spam Crusher] "C:\Program Files\American Systems\Spam Crusher\Spam Crusher.exe" /m
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AllSpamGone] C:\Program Files\AllSpamGone\AllSpamGone.exe
O4 - Startup: bhblaster.lnk = C:\Program Files\Browser Hijack Blaster\bhblaster.exe
O4 - Startup: MailWasherPro.lnk = C:\Program Files\MailWasher Pro\MailWasher.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O4 - Startup: Quick Tray.LNK = C:\Program Files\Quick Tray\Quick Tray.exe
O4 - Startup: Shorty.lnk = C:\BACKUP\Shorty.exe
O4 - Startup: SMASHER.lnk = C:\Program Files\SMASHER\Smasher.exe
O4 - Global Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check 2.lnk = C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_SRCV02.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: GoBack.lnk = C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBTray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: SpySubtract.lnk = C:\Program Files\interMute\SpySubtract\spysub.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &iSearch The Web - res://C:\WINNT\System32\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.msn.com
O16 - DPF: {01111C00-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com ActionRunner Class) - http://help.rr.com/F...oad/tgctlar.cab
O16 - DPF: {0C568603-D79D-11D2-87A7-00C04FF158BB} (BrowseFolderPopup Class) - http://download.mcaf...ed/MGBrwFld.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://support.gatew...r/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {12F7F128-B36C-4843-8AA4-A5F71A969331} (Launcher Control) - https://horizons.ist...ls/launcher.ocx
O16 - DPF: {1C78AB3F-A857-482E-80C0-3A1E5238A565} (iSearch Toolbar) - ms-its:mhtml:file://C:\ss.MHT!http://toolbar.isear...les/initial.cab
O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.micr...922/wmv9VCM.CAB
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {4C226336-4032-489F-9674-67E74225979B} (OTXMovie Class) - http://www.otxresear...ia/OTXMedia.dll
O16 - DPF: {70522FA0-4656-11D5-B0E9-0050DAC24E8F} - http://download.iwon...m_8_1,0,2,5.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A57B18E-2F5D-11D5-8997-00104BD12D94} (compid Class) - http://support.gatew...rvest/gwCID.CAB
O16 - DPF: {C4925E65-7A1E-11D2-8BB4-00A0C9CC72C3} (Virtools WebPlayer Class) - http://a532.g.akamai...5/Installer.exe
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.ma...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {E7D2588A-7FB5-47DC-8830-832605661009} (Live Collaboration) - https://rr.esecureca...l/java/RntX.cab
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The best approach is a combination of two free programs

CLICK HERE to download Ad-aware
Using Ad-aware: Open Ad-Aware and use the Check for updates now link. Download and accept the latest reference file. When finished click the Start button. When done scanning, the Abort button will change to Next. Click the Next button. Right-click in the Scanning Results window and click "Select all objects". Then click the "Next" button and confirm that you want to delete the selected entries.

How do you prevent spyware from being installed? SpywareBlaster (it's free for personal use).

Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Consumes no system resources.

Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done. Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page.
Link to SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacools...areblaster.html
If you purchase an upgrade the updates will be performed automatically.

You currently have spyware on your system. Run Ad-aware now, fix anything it finds, and post a fresh log. <_<
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I clicked on the link for SPYWAREBLASTER and it said:
SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background
How does it prevent SPYWARE from being installed then???? Doesn't it have to
being running at all times to stop it???? Also,would it benefit me to upgrade to
AD-AWARE PLUS????
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