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Possible victim of genuine intelligence?

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Hello everyone,

I am running XP Pro and for the past 3 months I have been having a nightmare. I believe I may actually have someone targeting me. I am a web developer so I have scripts that I have personally written myself. My server is not accessible to the public though. I am running spy sweeper, spy bot, defender and avast. I have done several reinstalls which keep me in the clear for about 3 days. Like always things get really slow. My keyboard goes in reverse order, icons keep popping up, windows firewall goes down without warning and will not let me reopen it, mouse will go haywire, and files are randomly moved. All of these symptoms only happen once in a blue moon for about 1 minute at a time but this has to be a sign of something, right? How on earth is all of this happening??? I have been installing from the same disks now for 2 years and haven't had any problems until these past few months. Yes it comes with SP2 on XP Pro. My arsenal isn't catching anything until I run scans (which only work sometimes) and I occasionally find rootkits and reinstall after I find one. Is it possible someone is targeting me? and how are they being so successful at it? By the way the WinPcap log is suppose to be there. I used a password recovery tool for an old laptop I had in storage while I was in Iraq. Any help would be appreciated. Also, I couldn't get Panda to work because of pop up blockers. I scanned everything in safe mode though and it came up clean. Here's my logs:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:18:17 AM, on 4/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Wireless G WNA-1330\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Wireless G WNA-1330\AIRPLUS.exe
C:\Program Files\JGsoft\EditPadPro6\EditPadPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Tim Dedrick\Desktop\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] "C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotkey] mHotkey.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpySweeper] C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe /startintray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Service Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Wireless Connection Manager.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
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: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\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
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WRNotifier - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WRLogonNTF.dll
O23 - Service: Atheros Configuration Service (ACS) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\D-Link\Wireless G WNA-1330\acs.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Apache2.2 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\xampp\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe" -k runservice (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
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: SmartLinkService (SLService) - Smart Link - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\slserv.exe
O23 - Service: Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine (WebrootSpySweeperService) - Webroot Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe

and the uninstall:

Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
Adobe Photoshop CS
Adobe Reader 8
ALPS Touch Pad Driver
Apple Software Update
ATI - Software Uninstall Utility
ATI Control Panel
ATI Display Driver
avast! Antivirus
Cain & Abel v4.8
D-Link Wireless G WNA-1330
Hex Workshop v4.23
HijackThis 1.99.1
InterVideo WinDVD
Java™ SE Development Kit 6 Update 1
Java™ SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1
JGsoft EditPad Pro 6 DEMO 6.2.2
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Mozilla Firefox (
Multimedia / Internet Keyboard Driver VerR8.15
MySQL Connector/ODBC 3.51
NetBeans IDE 5.5
PC Camera
PCLinq2 High-Speed USB Bridge Cable
PhoTags Express
Realtek AC'97 Audio
REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB917734)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896358)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB900725)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB902400)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB904706)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB908519)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB913580)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914388)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914389)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920213)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923689)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923694)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923789)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924496)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB925902)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB928090)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB928843)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB931784)
Spy Sweeper
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4
Update for Windows XP (KB894391)
Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
Update for Windows XP (KB908531)
Update for Windows XP (KB916595)
Update for Windows XP (KB931836)
Viewpoint Media Player
Windows Defender
Windows Media Format Runtime
Windows Media Player 10
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836
Windows XP Hotfix - KB886185
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890859
WinPcap 4.0
XAMPP 1.6.0a
Yahoo! Browser Services
Yahoo! Install Manager
Yahoo! Mail
Yahoo! Messenger
Yahoo! Toolbar

The only thing I'm a little concerned about is EditPad's FTP capabilities. I don't know how to ensure that those are secure but to my understanding IIS would have to be on for them to be open correct???
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