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I've been reading through topics where many people have had similar problems, I attempted a few fixes myself. Unfortunately I am not absolutely positive on what to do and would rather play it safe and ask.

Here is my HiJackThis Log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:31:42 PM, on 5/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
D:\Trillian\trillian.exe
D:\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
c:\windows\system32\jysvxa.exe
D:\Xfire\Xfire.exe
D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
D:\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
D:\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
D:\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\btdownloadgui.exe
D:\Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Jesse\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
O2 - BHO: Band Class - {01F44A8A-8C97-4325-A378-76E68DC4AB2E} - C:\WINDOWS\systb.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win Server Updt] C:\WINDOWS\wupdt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] D:\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "D:\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AudioHQU] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTBU.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AHQInit] D:\SBLive\Program\AHQInit.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lurobz] c:\windows\system32\jysvxa.exe
O4 - Startup: Trillian.lnk = D:\Trillian\trillian.exe
O4 - Startup: Xfire.lnk = D:\Xfire\Xfire.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Speed Disk service - Symantec Corporation - D:\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe


Thanks for all the help.
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Hi Ctathos,


Welcome to Geeks to go !! I will help you to clean your PC.

Let me verify the fix with the experts and revert to you.
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Thanks, if requested I can provide an updated HiJackThis log.
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Hi Ctathos

Please download Nailfix from here. Unzip it to the desktop but please do NOT run it yet.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

For additional help in booting into Safe Mode, see the following site.

Once in Safe Mode, please double-click on Nailfix.cmd. Your desktop and icons will disappear and reappear, and a window should open and close very quickly --- this is normal.

Next please run HijackThis, click Scan, and check:

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
O2 - BHO: Band Class - {01F44A8A-8C97-4325-A378-76E68DC4AB2E} - C:\WINDOWS\systb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win Server Updt] C:\WINDOWS\wupdt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lurobz] c:\windows\system32\jysvxa.exe


Close all open windows except for HijackThis and click Fix Checked.

Delete the files, if found on your PC -

C:\Windows\winobject.dll
C:\Windows\winserv.exe
C:\Windows\wupdt.exe
C:\Windows\systb.dll
C:\Windows\kw.dat
C:\Windows\toServer.pst
C:\Windows\lu.dat
C:\Windows\extract.exe
C:\Windows\button0.ico
C:\Windows\button1.ico
C:\Windows\button2.ico
C:\Windows\logo.ico

c:\windows\system32\jysvxa.exe


Restart your computer in normal mode.

Scan the computer here:
http://www.ewido.net/en/
Let it do a full run, than copy the log. Past it to a blank Notepad file and save it to post here.

Than let it rerun. Save that log too.

Run Hijack THis and post the new HijackThis log, as well as the log from the Ewido scan here.
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Followed directions, but only ran Ewido once (*Note Duration).

---------------------------------------------------------
ewido security suite - Scan report
---------------------------------------------------------

+ Created on:  5:10:02 PM, 5/20/2005
+ Report-Checksum:  1F195B5F

+ Date of database:  5/20/2005
+ Version of scan engine: v3.0

+ Duration:    83 min
+ Scanned Files:  179409
+ Speed:    35.87 Files/Second
+ Infected files:  8
+ Removed files:  8
+ Files put in quarantine:  8
+ Files that could not be opened: 0
+ Files that could not be cleaned: 0

+ Binder:  Yes
+ Crypter:  Yes
+ Archives:  Yes

+ Scanned items:
C:\
D:\
E:\
F:\

+ Scan result:
C:\Documents and Settings\Jesse\Cookies\jesse@linksynergy[2].txt -> Spyware.Tracking-Cookie -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Jesse\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\9O0IXI3J\Nail[1].exe -> Trojan.Nail -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Jesse\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\9O0IXI3J\svcproc[1].exe -> Trojan.Stervis.c -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Jesse\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\KOO5PBGO\DrPMon[1].dll -> Trojan.Agent.db -> Cleaned with backup
C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1085031214-2000478354-839522115-1003\Dc17.exe -> TrojanDownloader.Intexp.c -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\iuvbgmzar.exe -> Spyware.BetterInternet -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vufljvc.exe -> Trojan.Agent.cp -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\tdtb.exe -> Trojan.Imiserv.c -> Cleaned with backup


::Report End


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:11:06 PM, on 5/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
D:\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
D:\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
D:\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Jesse\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 5 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] D:\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "D:\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AudioHQU] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTBU.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AHQInit] D:\SBLive\Program\AHQInit.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
O4 - Startup: Trillian.lnk = D:\Trillian\trillian.exe
O4 - Startup: Xfire.lnk = D:\Xfire\Xfire.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Speed Disk service - Symantec Corporation - D:\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe


Thanks.
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Hi Ctathos,

Yeah the on-line scans do take a long time to finish but they are well worth it.

So I would request you to run the scan again. This would help us confirm that the PC is now clean or else we will have to take additional steps to rid your PC of those infections.

Please post the log from the second scan and a fresh HJT log.


Thanx for your patience
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Alright, more logs =)

---------------------------------------------------------
ewido security suite - Scan report
---------------------------------------------------------

+ Created on:  10:36:45 PM, 5/20/2005
+ Report-Checksum:  23D3187D

+ Date of database:  5/20/2005
+ Version of scan engine: v3.0

+ Duration:    43 min
+ Scanned Files:  110200
+ Speed:    42.01 Files/Second
+ Infected files:  0
+ Removed files:  0
+ Files put in quarantine:  0
+ Files that could not be opened: 0
+ Files that could not be cleaned: 0

+ Binder:  Yes
+ Crypter:  Yes
+ Archives:  No

+ Scanned items:
C:\
D:\
E:\
F:\

+ Scan result:
No infected files found!


::Report End


And

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:37:20 PM, on 5/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTBU.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
D:\Trillian\trillian.exe
D:\Xfire\Xfire.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
D:\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
D:\Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Jesse\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 6 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] D:\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "D:\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AudioHQU] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTBU.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AHQInit] D:\SBLive\Program\AHQInit.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
O4 - Startup: Trillian.lnk = D:\Trillian\trillian.exe
O4 - Startup: Xfire.lnk = D:\Xfire\Xfire.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - D:\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Speed Disk service - Symantec Corporation - D:\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe


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Hi Ctathos,

Congratulations !!!! Your PC is now clean :tazz:

You need to fix one last thing. Run Hijack This. The following item needs to be fixed -

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - (no file)


Check the box against the above item and click on Fix Checked button.


I order to prevent further infections, I recommend the following



PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR FUTURE
You should take the following steps to ensure that your system remains clean.

Operating System
1. Keep the Windows and Internet Explorer updated with the latest fixes. These fixes are available free from Microsoft. Click on Tools in the IE menu bar and then on Windows update. You can also the following links

Windows security and critical updates
Internet Explorer security and critical updates

Also ensure that automatic updates are enabled for faster updation of the system.
(Right click on My Computer on your desktop, properties and Automatic Updates tab.


Anti-Virus Software
2. Keep your Anti-virus program updated with the latest definitions. Some of the common anti-virus programs in use are :

Norton Anti-Virus
McAfee Anti-Virus
AVG Anti-Virus --- freeware
Avast Home Edition --- freeware


Firewall
3. You should also have a good firewall. Here are 3 free ones available for personal use:
Sygate Personal Firewall, Kerio Personal Firewall, ZoneAlarm


Internet Browsers
4. Have robust explorer settings. It is preferable to use an internet browser other that IE as most of the malware is targetted at IE. In case you prefer to use IE, then download a list of innocent looking but harmful websites from IE-Spyad and install it on ur PC. IE-SPYAD puts over 5000 sites in your internet explorer's restricted zone, so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't really innocent at all.

Some alternate browsers I suggest are Firefox Mozilla Browser and Opera

Ensure that Security level, irrespective of whichever browser you use, is set at Medium or higher, restrict the usage of cookies and activeX components.


Spyware Protection
5. Have a wall of protection against spyware / adware by installing SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard.

SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard are by JavaCool and both are free programs.
SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed and consumes no system resources.
SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation and browser hijack attempts. Both have free ongoing updates.


Spyware Removers
6. Install programs for scanning for malware and uninstalling them. Two of the best programs, both are freeware, are :

Spybot Search & Destroy - A powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.

AdAware SE Personal Edition - Another very powerful tool which searches and kills nasties that infect your system. AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy compliment each other very well.


Regular Maintenance of PC
7. Finally, invest some time for regular maintenance of your PC. Delete the temporary Internet files, temporary files, cookies etc. Click on Start button, Programs, Accessories, System Tools and run the program Disk Cleanup. Follow the instructions.

An alternate freeware software which can be used is CleanUp.

Keep your Registry clean. My favourite software is Registry First Aid. This is not a freeware but a trial version can be downloaded.


System Restore Points
8. Since your PC is currently clean, create a system restore point. A system restore would enable you to revert to the settings on the PC when the restore point was created. It is also a good idea to flush all earlier system restore points which may be containing infected files.

A. 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.

B. Restart your computer.

C. 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.

System Restore will now be active again.


Go ahead and enjoy a clean PC !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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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