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Michael B

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I need some help with this..... I have read for days many of the replys and suggestions to others...... I figured I would be able to resolve this, however, this is not the case.......

I have run cleanup, ad-aware se, cwshredder, spybot, pandasoftware... et cetera....

I attempt to run Hijack, the log is listed below.... however, attempts to delete elements are not possible, for whatever reason......

Have attempted Killbox as well, but it will not delete the param32.dll, no matter what I've tried.

Any thoughts and suggestions would be much appreciated.

P4 running ME

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:58:59 PM, on 5/30/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPUTER CHECK-UP\ACCAGNT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TOOLBAR\TBPS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TOOLBAR\PIB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\200519225729_MCINFO.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOL SPYWARE PROTECTION\AOLSP SCHEDULER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLDIAL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE APPLICATIONS\RESIDENCE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE MENU\SONYTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY\VAIO ACTION SETUP\VASERV.EXE
C:\LOTUS\SMARTCTR\SUITEST.EXE
C:\LOTUS\WORDPRO\LTSSTART.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPANION\COMPANION.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPODEV07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOEVM07.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOSTS07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\WAOL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\SHELLMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOLTPSPD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.specialgo...info/ad/ad0413/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL/sa
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL/sa
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Search Toolbar - {339BB23F-A864-48C0-A59F-29EA915965EC} - C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OmgStartup] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adaptec DirectCD] C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msci] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\200519225729_MCINFO.EXE /insfin
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfigReminder] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msconfig.exe /reminder
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSXR] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TBPS] C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TBPS.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AolAcsDaemon1] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServicesOnce: [TBPS] C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TBPS.exe /boot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - Startup: Picture Package VCD Maker.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Applications\Residence.exe
O4 - Startup: Picture Package Menu.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
O4 - Startup: VAIO Action Setup (Server).lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus SuiteStart 97.lnk = C:\lotus\smartctr\suitest.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus QuickStart.lnk = C:\lotus\wordpro\ltsstart.exe
O4 - Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Startup: HPAiODevice.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\hp psc 700 series\bin\hpodev07.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.com
O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com...kup/qdiagcc.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: Domain = aoldsl.net
O18 - Protocol: tpro - {FF76A5DA-6158-4439-99FF-EDC1B3FE100C} - C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL

Thank you,
Michael B
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Hi Michael and welcome to GTG.

Please do not post your email address here. It's a public forum and spammers can leech your email address easily.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Download KillBox http://www.greyknigh...spy/KillBox.exe. Don't run it yet.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! http://cleanup.stevengould.org/ (Alternate Link if main link don't work - http://www.greyknigh...spy/Cleanup.exe ) and install it. Don't run it yet.

Download CWShredder at http://www.greyknigh.../CWShredder.exe and run it. Click on 'I Agree' button if you agree with it. Click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you) and OK. If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here. Let it finish the scan and then hit Next and Exit.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work. Make sure to close any open browsers. Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.specialgo...info/ad/ad0413/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL/sa
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL/sa
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Search Toolbar - {339BB23F-A864-48C0-A59F-29EA915965EC} - C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msci] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\200519225729_MCINFO.EXE /insfin
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSXR] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TBPS] C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TBPS.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServicesOnce: [TBPS] C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TBPS.exe /boot
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.com
O18 - Protocol: tpro - {FF76A5DA-6158-4439-99FF-EDC1B3FE100C} - C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL


Run KillBox and check the box that says 'End Explorer Shell While Killing File'. Next click on 'Delete on Reboot'. For each of the following files below, check the box that says 'Unregister .dll Before Deleting' if it's not grayed out. Copy and paste each of the following into KillBox (hitting the X button for each file - choose NO when it asks if you want to reboot):

C:\PROGRAM FILES\TOOLBAR\
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\param32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\systr.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\system32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\guninst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\popup_bl.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SEARCHDLL.DLL


Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

Restart and run a new HijackThis scan. Save the log file and post it here.
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Michael B

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After showing hidden files and folders..... after doing Cleanup... after running CWShredder....... after booting in safemode.... After running HijackThis.... after attempting to fix issues...... after running Killbox..... after running Clenup once again..... here is the latest HijackThis scan.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:01:27 PM, on 5/30/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPUTER CHECK-UP\ACCAGNT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOL SPYWARE PROTECTION\AOLSP SCHEDULER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLDIAL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE APPLICATIONS\RESIDENCE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE MENU\SONYTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY\VAIO ACTION SETUP\VASERV.EXE
C:\LOTUS\SMARTCTR\SUITEST.EXE
C:\LOTUS\WORDPRO\LTSSTART.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPANION\COMPANION.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPODEV07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOEVM07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPOIPM07.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOSTS07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.specialgo...info/ad/ad0413/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OmgStartup] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adaptec DirectCD] C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfigReminder] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msconfig.exe /reminder
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSXR] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AolAcsDaemon1] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - Startup: Picture Package VCD Maker.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Applications\Residence.exe
O4 - Startup: Picture Package Menu.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
O4 - Startup: VAIO Action Setup (Server).lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus SuiteStart 97.lnk = C:\lotus\smartctr\suitest.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus QuickStart.lnk = C:\lotus\wordpro\ltsstart.exe
O4 - Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Startup: HPAiODevice.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\hp psc 700 series\bin\hpodev07.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.com
O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com...kup/qdiagcc.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
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Let's try this again:

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Right click on this link and choose Save As. Save it to your desktop. Right click on that file and choose Install. It will run immediately (you won't be able to see anything happen). You may delete it afterwards.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work. Make sure to close any open browsers. Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.specialgo...info/ad/ad0413/
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSXR] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.com


Download KillBox http://www.greyknigh...spy/KillBox.exe. Run KillBox and check the box that says 'End Explorer Shell While Killing File'. Next click on 'Delete on Reboot'. For each of the following files below, check the box that says 'Unregister .dll Before Deleting' if it's not grayed out. Copy the below files and go back to KillBox. Go to File->Paste from Clipboard and then hit the button with red circle with a white X. Confirm to delete and when asked if you want to reboot now, say no:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\param32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\systr.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\system32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\guninst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\popup_bl.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SEARCHDLL.DLL


Restart and run a new HijackThis scan. Save the log file and post it here.
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Michael B

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Thank you for your assistance...... I just wish I felt I was helping some.... feeling very lost and confused about all of this..... anyways.... I have done what you asked.... not sure what, if anything, has changed. But am up to doing what is necessary...... I just don't even understand why someone would create an animal like this.... what a loss of time.

Here is the latest HijackThis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:40:58 PM, on 5/30/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPUTER CHECK-UP\ACCAGNT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOL SPYWARE PROTECTION\AOLSP SCHEDULER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLDIAL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE APPLICATIONS\RESIDENCE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE MENU\SONYTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY\VAIO ACTION SETUP\VASERV.EXE
C:\LOTUS\SMARTCTR\SUITEST.EXE
C:\LOTUS\WORDPRO\LTSSTART.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPANION\COMPANION.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPODEV07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOEVM07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPOIPM07.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOSTS07.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.specialgo...info/ad/ad0413/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OmgStartup] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adaptec DirectCD] C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfigReminder] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msconfig.exe /reminder
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSXR] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AolAcsDaemon1] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - Startup: Picture Package VCD Maker.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Applications\Residence.exe
O4 - Startup: Picture Package Menu.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
O4 - Startup: VAIO Action Setup (Server).lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus SuiteStart 97.lnk = C:\lotus\smartctr\suitest.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus QuickStart.lnk = C:\lotus\wordpro\ltsstart.exe
O4 - Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Startup: HPAiODevice.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\hp psc 700 series\bin\hpodev07.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com...kup/qdiagcc.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: Domain = aoldsl.net

Thanks again for your time and effort with me.......
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No problem.

This one doesn't seem to go away easily. I want you to upload this file (C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE) to this site and submit it. Wait for the analysis and copy that report here.

Let's try this also:

Download AboutBuster http://www.greyknigh...AboutBuster.zip and unzip it to a folder on your the Desktop. Run AboutBuster and click OK. Click Update and then Check For Update to see if there are any updates. Click Start->OK and then follow the rest of the prompts to scan (choose Yes/OK for all). It will ask you if you want a second scan, choose Yes. Save the log file and post it here.
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I have downloaded and run AboutBuster....... here are the logs from those scans....


-- Scan 1 ---------------------------
About:Buster Version 4.0
Reference List : 26


ADS not scanned System(FAT)
Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\lodbc09.dll
Attempted Clean Of Temp folder.
Pages Reset... Done!

-- Scan 2 ---------------------------
About:Buster Version 4.0
Reference List : 26


ADS not scanned System(FAT)
Attempted Clean Of Temp folder.
Pages Reset... Done!


And that's what I know at the moment. Let me know what you suggest for me to do next.

Thanks again!
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And what about this file? -> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
Did you upload it to that site yet? What is the analysis?
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Sorry GreyKnight, I thought I had sent this review earlier..... here is the log from that scan.

File: DSXR.EXE
Status: INFECTED/MALWARE (Note: this file has been scanned before. Therefore, this file's scan results will not be stored in the database)
MD5 088e25cf7f755f74cb15a03a309b4a61
Packers detected: PE_PATCH.PECOMPACT, PECBUNDLE, PECOMPACT
Scanner results
AntiVir Found nothing
Avast Found nothing
AVG Antivirus Found nothing
BitDefender Found nothing
ClamAV Found nothing
Dr.Web Found Trojan.LastAd
F-Prot Antivirus Found nothing
Fortinet Found Adware/Ndware
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Found Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Lastad.h
mks_vir Found Trojan.Ctc
NOD32 Found nothing
Norman Virus Control Found nothing
VBA32 Found Trojan-Downloader


Just one more note..... this virus has some sort of timing mechanism.... about every 4 minutes it reloads itself and pops up on the IE searching for the Specialgoods.info site.........

And there is another stand alone popup that states:

Error #317 - Microsoft Windows Security Warning
Your Windows is corrupted with spyware virus
You must patch your pc urgently to protect your system
Private Info is assessed by ports
-8080
-3128
You can patch your PC for free now and delete all spyware viruses
Click OK to choose and download free spyware removal using Antispy.

That is the latest update from my end......... Thank you for your continued time and effort Mr. Greyknight.
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:tazz: Mr. GreyKnight........ I do believe, after repeating and repeating and again repeating processes, that we have gotten the beast...... could it be true?

I will post below the latest HiJackThis log...... I only say that I think we've gotten it, because I was able to finally Killbox that param32.dll file..... and the IE jumping up every 4 minutes has stopped.....

So, please take a look at this, let me know what you think I should do to keep it from happening again...... It is all suspect to me, I have two computers, this one which is now running without problems, and another which seems to have gotten even a worse virus and has had a slow death..... I think it might be the AOL GOLD virus..... I raise this issue because it was back the first part of May when I was having some problems with AOL.... and used their over the phone service..... and it was right after that I received files from them, one a survey... the other an upgrade... now how weird is that? I think it was the upgrade on my other computer that started that one......

Anyways, here we go with this latest HiJackThis Log.....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:26:39 PM, on 6/1/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPUTER CHECK-UP\ACCAGNT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOL SPYWARE PROTECTION\AOLSP SCHEDULER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLDIAL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE APPLICATIONS\RESIDENCE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE MENU\SONYTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY\VAIO ACTION SETUP\VASERV.EXE
C:\LOTUS\SMARTCTR\SUITEST.EXE
C:\LOTUS\WORDPRO\LTSSTART.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPANION\COMPANION.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPODEV07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOEVM07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPOIPM07.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOSTS07.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\WAOL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\SHELLMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOLTPSPD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OmgStartup] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adaptec DirectCD] C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfigReminder] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msconfig.exe /reminder
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSXR] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AolAcsDaemon1] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - Startup: Picture Package VCD Maker.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Applications\Residence.exe
O4 - Startup: Picture Package Menu.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
O4 - Startup: VAIO Action Setup (Server).lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus SuiteStart 97.lnk = C:\lotus\smartctr\suitest.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus QuickStart.lnk = C:\lotus\wordpro\ltsstart.exe
O4 - Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Startup: HPAiODevice.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\hp psc 700 series\bin\hpodev07.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.com
O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com...kup/qdiagcc.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: Domain = aoldsl.net

Let me know what you think..... and again, thank you for all of your help. You've been great.
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It's still there. That trojan is giving us some problems. See if the online scan can find anything else that might be doing this:

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro http://uk.trendmicro...call_launch.php. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. If any viruses/trojans are detected, try to delete or clean them in that site. You may use Panda ActiveScan also at http://www.pandasoft...ucts/activescan. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

Right click on this link and choose Save As. Save it to your desktop. Right click on that file and choose Install. It will run immediately (you won't be able to see anything happen). You may delete it afterwards.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work. Make sure to close any open browsers. Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSXR] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.com


Run KillBox and check the box that says 'End Explorer Shell While Killing File'. Next click on 'Delete on Reboot'. For each of the following files below, check the box that says 'Unregister .dll Before Deleting' if it's not grayed out. Copy and paste each of the following into KillBox (hitting the X button for each file - choose NO when it asks if you want to reboot):

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE


Restart and run a new HijackThis scan. Save the log file and post it here.
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YOU WERE SO RIGHT!

How this sobered me up from my celebrations........ You hit it right on. In fact, when I ran Panda, it came up with 105 infected files...... saying it COULD NOT get rid of or disinfect all but 4 of them. So I post that log for your info and thoughts/suggestions.

Also, I was able to delete via the HiJackThis scan, that DSXR file.

Similarly, using the KillBox, I believe I was able to delete the DSXR file....

Here is the Panda Active Scan log:


Incident Status Location

Adware:Adware/Neededware No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSXR.EXE Adware:Adware/eZula No disinfected C:\Program Files\Web Offer
Adware:Adware/SaveNow No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\FLEOK
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles
Adware:Adware/PowerScan No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\Program Files\cxtpls
Adware:Adware/WinTools No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\Web Search Tools
Adware:Adware/VirtualBouncer No disinfected C:\mypcsearch.exe
Spyware:Spyware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Bundles
Adware:Adware/MediaTickets No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/IPInsight No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\inf\conscorr.inf
Adware:Adware/TopRebates No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\WebRebates*.exe
Spyware:Spyware/LocalNRD No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\inf\localNRD.inf
Adware:Adware/WildTangent No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/WUpd No disinfected C:\Program Files\Media Access
Spyware:Spyware/Altnet No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/Adsmart No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\sys???.exe
Adware:Adware/Hotoffers No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saieau.dat
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saie_kyf.dat
Adware:Adware/P2PNetworking No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\P2P Networking v123.cpl
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ico2c.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\jgdsync.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\isiramp.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\itset32.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\winupdt.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\winupdt.bin
Virus:Trj/Downloader.AAU Disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\lotdi.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cmmdmail.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\infiupr.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\shfml.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\npwhelp.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\inp1_qc.exe
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saie.exe
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saie.log
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saie_gdf.dat
Adware:Adware/Neededware No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\dsxr.exe
Virus:Trj/Downloader.AQI Disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\nvibios.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ochvi10n.exe
Adware:Adware/WinTools No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TBPS.ini
Adware:Adware/eZula No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ezPopStub.exe
Spyware:Spyware/LocalNRD No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\INF\LOCALNRD.INF
Adware:Adware/IPInsight No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\INF\CONSCORR.INF
Adware:Adware/Adsmart No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSMON.EXE
Spyware:Spyware/LocalNRD No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\LOCALNRD.DLL
Adware:Adware/PurityScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\teoe.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\optimizejames.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\2517041105.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\CSV7P070.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\WebRebates_Auto_InstallSilent.exe
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\saie1101.exe
Spyware:Spyware/BetterInet No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\thin-8-1-x-x.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\2504041110.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\SSK_B5.EXE
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\vl_ezstub.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\desktrf-162813.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\Beryllium.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\adv0ltc0m.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\bs5-tsrkqn.exe
Adware:Adware/AdLogix No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\shopinst.exe
Adware:Adware/MyWay No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\s4Sept.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\runsearch.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\HelperInstaller.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\setup_silent_26221.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\stlb2_seed.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\snackman.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\cxt_big.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\Decade.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\Century.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\ast_5_adsav.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\TrafficSpec8.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\icmedia2_56.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\ICMMedia_1cmm3d1a.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\InvestorIntelligenceInstallWeb.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\winversion.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\Verti1.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\bruzmoh.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\sahagent-dectest1001.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\AdSmartMedia_bundle.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\iehost.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\bs5-goodyr1.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\sahagent-seedcorn1002.exe
Adware:Adware/PortalScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\d_ic.exe
Adware:Adware/AdLogix No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\bundles\videoinst.exe
Virus:Trj/Imiserv.D Disinfected C:\WINDOWS\systb.exe
Adware:Adware/PurityScan No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\New\Application Data\teoe.exe
Adware:Adware/eZula No disinfected C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\AOL Spyware Protection\Backup\32550390.asw
Adware:Adware/eZula No disinfected C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\AOL Spyware Protection\Backup\32569091.asw
Adware:Adware/WUpd No disinfected C:\Program Files\Media Access\MediaAccess.exe
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\Program Files\CxtPls\ProxyStub.dll
Adware:Adware/Apropos No disinfected C:\Program Files\CxtPls\WinGenerics.dll
Adware:Adware/eZula No disinfected C:\Program Files\Web Offer\CHPON.dll
Adware:Adware/eZula No disinfected C:\Program Files\Web Offer\eapbh.dll
Spyware:Spyware/LocalNRD No disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050527-174537-819.dll
Adware:Adware/WinTools No disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050527-174537-556.dll
Virus:Trj/Imiserv.D Disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050527-174537-509.dll
Adware:Adware/WinTools No disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050527-174537-688.dll
Adware:Adware/MediaTickets No disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050527-174537-248.inf
Adware:Adware/MediaTickets No disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050527-174537-248.dll
Adware:Adware/WinTools No disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050527-200421-775.dll
Adware:Adware/WinAD No disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050527-203423-893.dll
Adware:Adware/WinTools No disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050527-203916-597.dll
Adware:Adware/WinTools No disinfected C:\backups\backup-20050530-154150-760.dll
Adware:Adware/VirtualBouncer No disinfected C:\myPcsearch.exe




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:40:36 PM, on 6/2/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPUTER CHECK-UP\ACCAGNT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOL SPYWARE PROTECTION\AOLSP SCHEDULER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLDIAL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE APPLICATIONS\RESIDENCE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\PICTURE PACKAGE\PICTURE PACKAGE MENU\SONYTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY\VAIO ACTION SETUP\VASERV.EXE
C:\LOTUS\SMARTCTR\SUITEST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\LOTUS\WORDPRO\LTSSTART.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPANION\COMPANION.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPODEV07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOEVM07.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPOIPM07.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PSC 700 SERIES\BIN\HPOSTS07.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OmgStartup] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adaptec DirectCD] C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfigReminder] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msconfig.exe /reminder
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AolAcsDaemon1] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AOLCC] "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - Startup: Picture Package VCD Maker.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Applications\Residence.exe
O4 - Startup: Picture Package Menu.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
O4 - Startup: VAIO Action Setup (Server).lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus SuiteStart 97.lnk = C:\lotus\smartctr\suitest.exe
O4 - Startup: Lotus QuickStart.lnk = C:\lotus\wordpro\ltsstart.exe
O4 - Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Startup: HPAiODevice.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\hp psc 700 series\bin\hpodev07.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com...kup/qdiagcc.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
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greyknight17

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I wonder why KillBox didn't delete that file though? It should do a better job than HJT. But thanks for that info, good to know :tazz:

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Delete these files. If any file is giving you problems deleting, try using KillBox or the delete feature in HJT. For folders, you should be able to delete them, if not try safe mode:

C:\Program Files\Web Offer
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\FLEOK
C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\Web Search Tools
C:\WINDOWS\sys???.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saieau.dat
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saie_kyf.dat
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\P2P Networking v123.cpl
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ico2c.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\jgdsync.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\isiramp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\itset32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\winupdt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\winupdt.bin
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\lotdi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cmmdmail.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\infiupr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\shfml.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\npwhelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\inp1_qc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saie.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saie.log
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\saie_gdf.dat
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\dsxr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\nvibios.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ochvi10n.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TBPS.ini
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ezPopStub.exe
C:\WINDOWS\INF\LOCALNRD.INF
C:\WINDOWS\INF\CONSCORR.INF
C:\WINDOWS\SYSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOCALNRD.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\bundles\
C:\WINDOWS\systb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\New\Application Data\teoe.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\AOL Spyware Protection\Backup\32550390.asw
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\AOL Spyware Protection\Backup\32569091.asw
C:\Program Files\Media Access\
C:\Program Files\CxtPls\
C:\Program Files\Web Offer\
C:\myPcsearch.exe
C:\backups\


Go to Start->Run and type in regedit and hit OK. Go to File->Export and save the registry somewhere as a backup. While in the Registry Editor, go to Edit->Find and look for Hotoffers and delete all instances of it found (hit F3 to do a Find Next to make sure no more exists). Do the same thing for Altnet, MediaTickets, PowerScan and SaveNow.

If any of the above registry keys are giving you problems deleting, right click on them and click on Permissions. Then click on the Advanced button. Make sure the first box (Inherit from parent...) is checked. Click OK and OK. Then try deleting the entry again. Once you're done, close the Registry Editor.

Your log is clean.

Go to Start->Settings->Control Panel and double-click on the System icon. On the Performance tab click File System. Click the Troubleshooting tab, and then check 'Disable System Restore'. Click OK. Click Yes when you are prompted to restart Windows. Restart your computer and uncheck the same box to enable System Restore.

Make sure to get the latest updates for Windows and Internet Explorer at http://v5.windowsupd...t.aspx?ln=en-us.

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided.

Are there any problems now? If not, you should be set to go.
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greyknight17

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

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