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Hi again. :blink:

So about 3 weeks ago I was helped with this problem on this site. Things have been running great, better than ever. Today I ran a Windows Defender scan and it picked up this PuritySCAN thing again. :whistling: Here's a link to the thread so you can read what we did: http://www.geekstogo...s...c=134962

Now I was getting a lot of OuterInfo pop ups from this thing, but I have not gotten any since we fixed the problem. Not a single problem at all really??? I'm baffled as to why Windows Defender found this again???

Thanks! :help:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:28:53 PM, on 11/9/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RioMSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\dswenson\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://education.dellnet.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://education.dellnet.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://education.dellnet.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DiskeeperSystray] "C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Startup: Diskeeper 9 Professional Edition Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\ESIRegister.exe
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....k/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1158592376800
O16 - DPF: {F54C1137-5E34-4B95-95A5-BA56D4D8D743} (Secure Delivery) - http://www.gamespot....ownload/kdx.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = lvpa.org
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = lvpa.org
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = lvpa.org
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = lvpa.org
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\System32\NavLogon.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: DefWatch - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: Diskeeper - Executive Software International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Client (Norton AntiVirus Server) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: RegSrvc - Intel Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Rio MSC Manager (RioMSC) - Digital Networks North America, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\RioMSC.exe
O23 - Service: Spectrum24 Event Monitor (S24EventMonitor) - Intel Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
O23 - Service: WLTRYSVC - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
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Hello DFS and welcome back

I see a clean HJT log, but I see problems looming in the amount of protection you have got; far too much.

These four programmes all do the same job and will cause slowness and conflicts: Windows Defender, AVGas Guard, SpyBot TeaTimer and Spyware Guard. You should have only one of those running in real time. The others can be used for on-demand scanning.

It is very likely that the Purity Scan infection was found by Windows Defender in a quarantine folder or Restore Point, so please empty any quarantine folders you have for all four antispyware scanners mentioned above, plus your antivirus.

Also clear your restore points as below:

Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove bad files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programmes changing them. This is the only way to clean these files: (You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected.)

To reset your restore points, please note that you will need to log into your computer with an account which has full administrator access. You will know if the account has administrator access because you will be able to see the System Restore tab. If the tab is missing, you are logged in under a limited account.

(Windows XP)
1. 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.
2. Reboot.

3. 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.
Finally, just in case I haven't covered all bases, here's the fix for Outer Info.

Look in your Control Panel’s Add/Remove Programs for:
PuritySCAN By OIN,
OuterInfo,
OIN or similar
Yazzle by Oin
Snowballwars by Oin
Cowabanga by OIN
or anything similar with Oin in it.
, click on it and click remove.

Reboot and delete this folder if found: C:\Program Files\PurityScan\

If it is not listed, download and run this uninstaller: outerinfo.com/OiUninstaller.exe

Tutorial for the uninstaller if needed
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I thought Spybot S&D TeaTimer was a very specific tool used to notify when any changes to the registry are attempted? As a matter of fact it has worked very well thus far since I turned it on. I turned off the Resident Sheild in AVG AntiSpyware, as that does pretty much do the same thing as Windows Defender. As far as Spyware Guard goes, do I even need it? It doesn't have any definitions updates since January of 2004??? I might as well just remove it.
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I don't wish to get into an argument with you, but this line was in your running processes:

C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe

That tells me that real-time protection is enabled.

Spyware Guard operates on heuristic scanning rather than a database of names, so it doesn't need to be updated.

Spybot TeaTimer protects your registry from change, the same as the other three do also.

In a straight comparison of Windows Defender versus AVGas, the latter would win hands down every time.
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Thanks again for helping me here. :whistling:

What I meant was that I disabled AVG real-time protection at your suggestion, not that it wasn't running in the first place. So thank you for that suggestion. :blink:

So your opinion is that AVG is superior to WD?

What does 'heuristic scanning' mean?

Thanks!
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Very simply put, heuristic scanning engines work on the principle that virii will usually use certain "modus operandi" or methods of infecting, and therefore if a programme looks like it might be using those tricks, there is a possibility that the programme is a virus. This type of scanning is useful since it doesn't need a list to compare, and it also means that it can detect a new virus before it has been entered on any AV database.
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Very simply put, heuristic scanning engines work on the principle that virii will usually use certain "modus operandi" or methods of infecting, and therefore if a programme looks like it might be using those tricks, there is a possibility that the programme is a virus. This type of scanning is useful since it doesn't need a list to compare, and it also means that it can detect a new virus before it has been entered on any AV database.

Hmm, that sounds like SpywareGuard would be a tremendous tool to keep running then, and let the others stand around for scanning only then - yes?
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Quite possibly until you learn that AVGas does both.
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In fact AVG stands for Alvaro Villa Galvis, a Columbian and founder of AVG Inc. Many credit him with the practical application of heuristic scanning in an Antivirus application.
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Quite possibly until you learn that AVGas does both.

Lol, I think I see your point now. :whistling: So you're a big AVG guy then. What do you think of their AntiV?
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It's a great freebie which I understand is changing in January 2007.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :whistling:

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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