There are multiple problems i get, such as my explorer (even though the homepage is set as yahoo.com) always loads into a site called www.uptodateprotection.com which also brings up a warning reading:
[email protected] is a virus that infects files with .exe extentions. It attempts to steal passwords and private information from the infected computer."
it goes on to say a bit more aswell.. also the www.uptodateprotection.com page itself reads:
"System Security Status: Warning
Attention! Your system is currently vulnerable to computer attacks. Remote intruders can gain access to following files and folders on your PC:
- \Program Files\Internet Explorer
- \My Documents
- Drive C:\ files
To enhance the security on your PC Download and run Intrusion Detection System (IDS software)
Investigation Report: Summary
Your IP address:
Your Country: AU, Australia
Your Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Your Operation System: Windows XP VULNERABLE
System Security Status: CAUTION
Time of investigation: Mon Sep 25 6:54:43 PDT 2006
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• Manual / automatic update system
• Autostart items / IE Objects / Running Processes manager
• Dialer blocker, Popup blocker
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• Daily updated threat databases
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• Application advanced firewall
• IE security improvements
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• Multiple scan options (fast / normal / deep)
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And also another problem i have is when i am browsing through websites, it seems pretty randomly i recieve an error message, which i know other people on this site have had problems with reading:
"Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Program: C/Program Files/Internet Explorer/iexplore.exe
This application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information"
They resolved the problem by uninstalling GOogle seachbar, but i never had that installed in the first place..
Another error message i recieve is:
"NOTICE: If your computer has been running slower than normal, it may be infected with viruses, adware or spyware.
WinAntiVirus can perform a quick and completely FREE scan of your system for malicious programs
Download WinAntiVirus FREE now!"
And there are a few other messages and spyware that comes up, but these are the main offenders. Ill post my Hijack this log below. I love to hear from you guys with what you think. what is causing the spyware, and why arent my upto date virus protection software stopping it, or are the programs themselves causing it? (cause i know that spysweeper will often bring up an error message saying that ewido is trying to change system files or something, not to sure) or and they possibly hindering explorer itself. So yeah, any help would be greatly appreciated as re-installing windows and reloading all my files will take me a long time lol. thanks
Also i noticed that after i installed a program called "Proppellorheads: Reason" which is music software, that alot of spyware programs were picking up things from that, but i removed that now.. but maybe it originally effected my computer. because all of the other programs i have installed, were all previously installed on my old hardrive with never had this problem, at all. only new programs i have installed/downloaded was 'Reason', the drivers for my hardrive, audio, video and modem, and directx.
Thanks guys, hope to hear what you guys think soon.
Removed HJT Log