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Help! Backdoor Infection [RESOLVED]

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Yes I have a USB drive

ComboFix 08-07-15.4 - Owner 2008-07-17 14:32:07.2 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.681 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Combo-Fix.exe
Command switches used :: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\CFScript.txt
* Created a new restore point


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-06-17 to 2008-07-17 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2008-07-17 14:01 . 2008-07-17 14:01 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT
2008-07-17 13:56 . 2008-07-17 14:19 <DIR> d-------- C:\SDFix
2008-07-17 11:13 . 2008-07-17 12:01 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\BDOSCAN8
2008-07-15 12:30 . 2008-07-15 12:33 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2008-07-15 12:30 . 2008-07-15 12:30 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Download Manager
2008-07-15 12:30 . 2008-07-15 12:30 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2008-07-15 12:30 . 2008-07-07 17:35 34,296 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mbamcatchme.sys
2008-07-15 12:30 . 2008-07-07 17:35 17,144 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2008-06-20 10:41 . 2008-06-20 10:41 245,248 --------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\mswsock.dll
2008-06-20 03:44 . 2008-06-20 03:44 138,368 --------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\afd.sys

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2008-06-20 17:41 245,248 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\mswsock.dll
2008-06-20 17:41 148,992 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\dnsapi.dll
2008-06-20 10:45 360,320 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys
2008-06-20 10:45 360,320 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\tcpip.sys
2008-06-20 10:44 138,368 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\afd.sys
2008-06-20 09:52 225,920 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\tcpip6.sys
2008-06-20 09:52 225,920 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\tcpip6.sys
2008-06-13 13:10 272,128 ------w C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\bthport.sys
2008-06-13 13:10 272,128 ------w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\bthport.sys
2008-05-08 12:28 202,752 ------w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\rmcast.sys
2008-05-07 05:18 1,287,680 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\quartz.dll
2008-05-07 05:18 1,287,680 ------w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\quartz.dll
2008-04-24 05:16 3,591,680 ------w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll
2008-04-22 07:40 625,664 ------w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\iexplore.exe
2008-04-22 07:39 70,656 ------w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\ie4uinit.exe
2008-04-22 07:39 13,824 ------w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\ieudinit.exe
2008-04-20 05:07 161,792 ------w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\ieakui.dll
2008-01-03 04:29 56 --sh--r C:\WINDOWS\system32\BC675F7EB0.sys
2008-01-03 04:29 3,766 --sha-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\KGyGaAvL.sys

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( [email protected]_12.40.39.51 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
+ 2008-07-17 19:57:07 163,328 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT\SDFIX\ERDNT.EXE
+ 2008-07-17 21:01:52 3,743,744 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT\SDFIX\Users\00000001\NTUSER.DAT
+ 2008-07-17 21:01:53 172,032 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT\SDFIX\Users\00000002\UsrClass.dat
+ 2008-07-17 19:57:07 163,328 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT\SDFIX_First_Run\ERDNT.EXE
+ 2008-07-17 21:01:34 3,743,744 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT\SDFIX_First_Run\Users\00000001\NTUSER.DAT
+ 2008-07-17 21:01:34 172,032 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT\SDFIX_First_Run\Users\00000002\UsrClass.dat
- 2008-07-17 19:37:00 32,768 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\index.dat
+ 2008-07-17 20:58:40 32,768 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\index.dat
- 2008-07-17 19:37:00 32,768 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat
+ 2008-07-17 20:58:40 32,768 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat
- 2008-07-17 19:37:00 32,768 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
+ 2008-07-17 20:58:40 32,768 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
+ 2008-07-17 21:16:11 16,384 ----atw C:\WINDOWS\Temp\Perflib_Perfdata_764.dat
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

"ctfmon.exe"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2004-08-04 04:00 15360]
"swg"="C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2007-08-31 23:41 68856]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\IntelWireless]
2004-09-07 15:08 110592 C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\LgNotify.dll

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Acrobat Assistant.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Acrobat Assistant.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\Acrobat Assistant.lnkCommon Startup

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Bluetooth Manager.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Bluetooth Manager.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\Bluetooth Manager.lnkCommon Startup

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Digital Line Detect.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Digital Line Detect.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\Digital Line Detect.lnkCommon Startup

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\QuickBooks Update Agent.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Adobe Photo Downloader]
--a------ 2007-03-09 12:09 63712 C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Adobe Reader Speed Launcher]
--a------ 2007-10-10 20:51 39792 C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Corel Photo Downloader]
--a------ 2005-11-16 17:08 106496 C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Photo Album 6\MediaDetect.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ctfmon.exe]
--a------ 2004-08-04 04:00 15360 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Dell QuickSet]
--a------ 2005-09-01 16:24 684032 C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\DellSupport]
--a------ 2007-03-15 09:09 460784 C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\dla]
--a------ 2004-12-06 00:05 127035 C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\dscactivate]
--a------ 2007-11-15 10:24 16384 C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\DVDLauncher]
--------- 2005-02-23 15:19 53248 C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\igfxhkcmd]
--a------ 2005-07-19 09:06 77824 C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\igfxpers]
--a------ 2005-07-19 09:10 114688 C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\igfxtray]
--a------ 2005-07-19 09:09 94208 C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\IntelWireless]
--a------ 2004-10-30 13:59 385024 C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\iFrmewrk.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ISUSPM Startup]
--a------ 2005-06-10 09:44 249856 C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ISUSScheduler]
--a------ 2005-06-10 09:44 81920 C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\MimBoot]
--a------ 2005-09-08 18:20 8192 C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~3\mimboot.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\MMTray]
--a------ 2005-09-08 18:20 110592 C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~3\mm_tray.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ModemOnHold]
--------- 2003-09-10 01:24 20480 C:\Program Files\NetWaiting\netwaiting.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\MSKDetectorExe]
--a------ 2005-07-12 18:05 1117184 C:\Program Files\McAfee\SpamKiller\MSKDetct.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\QuickTime Task]
--a------ 2005-12-21 16:05 98304 C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\StrgSync.exe]
--a------ 2005-10-07 20:01 3032576 C:\Program Files\StorageSync\StrgSync.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SunJavaUpdateSched]
--a------ 2008-02-22 04:25 144784 C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\swg]
--a------ 2007-08-31 23:41 68856 C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SynTPEnh]
--a------ 2005-06-24 05:36 729178 C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SigmatelSysTrayApp]
--a------ 2005-09-09 22:19 393216 C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\services]
"WMPNetworkSvc"=3 (0x3)
"WLANKEEPER"=2 (0x2)
"S24EventMonitor"=2 (0x2)
"RegSrvc"=2 (0x2)
"QBPOSDBExtServices"=3 (0x3)
"ose"=3 (0x3)
"MDM"=2 (0x2)
"Intuit Entitlement Service v2"=3 (0x3)
"idsvc"=3 (0x3)
"gusvc"=3 (0x3)
"EvtEng"=2 (0x2)
"DSBrokerService"=3 (0x3)

"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=

Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
"2007-05-16 15:44:56 C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ISP signup reminder 1.job"
- C:\WINDOWS\system32\OOBE\oobebaln.exe

catchme 0.3.1361 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-07-17 14:33:03
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

Completion time: 2008-07-17 14:34:27
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2008-07-17 21:33:57
ComboFix2.txt 2008-07-17 19:42:05

Pre-Run: 76,209,246,208 bytes free
Post-Run: 76,196,651,008 bytes free

170 --- E O F --- 2008-07-09 21:17:55
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Much better :)

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7. Once done, uninstall any older versions of Java through add or remove programs.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.


Download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs from >here< and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.

Post back with the logs and a new hijack this log - how is your PC running?

Edited by Mike, 18 July 2008 - 03:29 AM.

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Hi Mike,
Machine is running great. :)

THANK YOU! Looks like we are almost there.

Hey, I have eliminated Mcafee security from this computer and would like to replace with AVG Free V.8. What are your thoughts on this?

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.20
Database version: 964
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10:34:24 AM 7/18/2008
mbam-log-7-18-2008 (10-34-24).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 41846
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 29 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4d25f926-b9fe-4682-bf72-8ab8210d6d75} (Adware.MyWay) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks\{4d25f926-b9fe-4682-bf72-8ab8210d6d75} (Adware.MyWay) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:37:58 AM, on 7/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Esther.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - C:\WINDOWS\bdoscandel.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Uninstall BitDefender Online Scanner v8 - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - C:\WINDOWS\bdoscandel.exe
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
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: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} (BDSCANONLINE Control) - http://download.bitd...can8/oscan8.cab
O16 - DPF: {62789780-B744-11D0-986B-00609731A21D} (Autodesk MapGuide ActiveX Control) - http://www.maricopa....in/mgaxctrl.cab
O18 - Protocol: qbpos - {662E7FAE-5C17-491C-AD9D-98C1F66CC6A0} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\QBPOSProtocol.dll

End of file - 3478 bytes
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You'll need a firewall and an Antivirus if you removed McAfee. I don't like AVG personally.

Take a look at
AntiVir for your AntiVirus,

Or Avast!

And Comodo Firewall for a firewall,

Sunbelt is good as well.

Both programs are free - but remember the free programs don't automatically update - you will have to do that yourself.

Anyways your logs look clean :)

Once you have AntiVir installed, update and run a full scan to make sure everything is OK.

Click START then RUN
Now type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK
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Notice the space between the x and / -- That needs to be there.


Now please download OTCleanIt.
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Double Click on OTCleanIt.exe, a window will appear.
  • Please press the CleanUp! Button.
This will remove the tools we used during the process of cleaning your computer.
Now that your are clean, you'll want to stay that way.

Some important things that you should keep in mind in order to protect yourself:
  • Use common sense. This is the big one! Don't download programs from suspicious sites and be careful where you browse.
    Things you can do to avoid downloading bad programs:
    • Google the program. Read reviews and opinions from other people on the internet, if you dont see any reports of foul play - then there more than likely is none.
    • Stay away from Cracks! However luring the thought of free software can be it's not worth the hassle and potential danger of getting infected.
    • Download the program directly from the website of the developer - then you can be certain you haven't downloaded a bogus copy.
    • Read the EULA (End User License Agreement) - Find out exactly what you are downloading. A good tool to aid you in this would be EULAyzer.</a>
  • Keep your programs updated! Software developers update their programs to patch possible security risks. Do a scan once in a while for outdated programs using Secunia's Software Inspector
  • Keep your protection programs up to date! No matter how good your Antivirus or Antispyware program is, without an updated set of definitions it will do you no good against the new infections. If you run a free program make sure to update them at least once a week.
  • Make sure that windows updates is enabled. Keeping your system up to date is a must - to turn on automatic updates take a look at this article by Microsoft.
I have listed two programs to boost your security while using no resources.
  • SpywareBlaster Take a look at the tutorial here.
  • ZonedOut Adds thousands of websites to your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
Also consider using an alternative web browser. Two big named ones, both far superior to Internet Explorer in terms of security and performance, would be Firefox and Opera.

Make a habit of scanning your computer for viruses every week or so and backing up important files regularly.

Please also read Expert Tony Klein's excellent article: [url="http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=60955"]How I got Infected in the First Place

Please post back and tell me if everything is OK, so that I may mark this thread as Resolved.

Edited by Mike, 18 July 2008 - 11:56 AM.

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Machine is running great all ok.

Thank you thank you thank you!!! :)
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I may have jumped the gun on the all is ok post.

Scanning with Komodo Firewall has uncovered another backdoor keylogger. Once the scan is finished I will post a log from it?
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Backdoor.Win32.Keylog.Turkojan.A(ID = 0x6785c) C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\nircmd.exe
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nircmd.exe is used by some of our tools, don't know what it is doing in TEMP though... did you do this scan before or after removing the tools?

Let's just empty your temp files for the moment...
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
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 browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
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.
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I did the scan prior to removing tools. All is clean now.

Thanks again!!!

If I donate, where does the $ go? Hopefully to you?
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If you click on my Paypal link it will go directly to me :)

I'm glad to hear everything is ok :)

Take care!

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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