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Advanced stages of Google redirect virus - maybe other problems too


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Hello and thanks for reading.

I started getting the google redirect virus a few weeks ago, but like a fool, chose to ignore it. In the past week, I have had more and more warnings from AVG pop up, and then my PC wouldn't boot. I managed to fix this using the repair tool on the Windows Upgrade disk (Vista), having booted from the disk in the BIOS, but since then my PC has been slower and slower, and I still get plenty of pop-up virus warnings.

Last night I noticed that my desktop icons had been rearranged, and some were missing.

I tried to do a fresh install of Windows, but becasue I have the upgrade it says I have to do this from Windows, not the BIOS, when I enter the product key. However, when I try and load the disk from WIndows, it says "E:\ Application not found" and wont run the DVD drive.

I have downloaded OTL (and the alternative file names) on the main help page, but none of them will run - it just says "OTL has stopped working". I have read this topic but haven't folloed it as it says not to for the Google redirect virus. However, the page it does give assumes you can get OTL to work, and I can't!

I'm not a complete novice with PCs but I'd appreciate it if you treat me like one! This has me completely stumped, and I'm almost at the point of giving up and buying a new PC. You will make my wife (and bank manager) very happy if you can save me that expense!
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Hello and welcome to Geekstogo!

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help.
Please let me know whether you have since resolved the problem you were having. :thumbsup:
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Ive not managed to solve the problem so would still appreciate some help- thanks.
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Please try the following 3 OTL mirrors. Does any of them work / can you run a quick scan with it?

http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.exe
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.scr
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.com



If you can't, please try this tool instead:

Please download DDS and save it to your desktop.
  • Disable any script blocking protection.
  • Double click dds.com to run the tool..
  • When done, DDS will open two logs (DDS.txt and Attach.txt).
  • Save both reports to your desktop.

Please include the contents of DDS.txt in your next reply.
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Thanks for your reply.

None of the OTL files work - I get a message saying that the programme has stopped working, then a pop-up window that says:

Exception EReadError in module OTL.exe at 0016A6B.
Error reaing DiskPartitionInfo1.Active: .

However, the DDS works - log file below:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Jimbo at 14:15:58 on 2012-06-03
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============== Running Processes ===============
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uStart Page = hxxp://www.bbc.co.uk/news
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uURLSearchHooks: H - No File
mURLSearchHooks: H - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg10\avgssie.dll
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Easy Photo Print: {9421dd08-935f-4701-a9ca-22df90ac4ea6} - c:\program files\epson software\easy photo print\EPTBL.dll
BHO: AVG Security Toolbar: {95b7759c-8c7f-4bf1-b163-73684a933233} - c:\program files\avg secure search\11.0.0.9\AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
BHO: Skype Browser Helper: {ae805869-2e5c-4ed4-8f7b-f1f7851a4497} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.7.6308.1122\swg.dll
BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch: {c84d72fe-e17d-4195-bb24-76c02e2e7c4e} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\component\fastsearch_B7C5AC242193BB3E.dll
TB: Easy Photo Print: {9421dd08-935f-4701-a9ca-22df90ac4ea6} - c:\program files\epson software\easy photo print\EPTBL.dll
TB: {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - No File
TB: Google Toolbar: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
TB: AVG Security Toolbar: {95b7759c-8c7f-4bf1-b163-73684a933233} - c:\program files\avg secure search\11.0.0.9\AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll
{e7df6bff-55a5-4eb7-a673-4ed3e9456d39}
uRun: [ehTray.exe] c:\windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
uRun: [ISUSPM] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
uRun: [TomTomHOME.exe] "c:\program files\tomtom home 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe" -s
uRun: [swg] "c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
uRun: [CTFMON.EXE] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [WMPNSCFG] c:\program files\windows media player\WMPNSCFG.exe
mRun: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
mRun: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
mRun: [CTxfiHlp] CTXFIHLP.EXE
mRun: [BlackBerryAutoUpdate] c:\program files\common files\research in motion\auto update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe /background
mRun: [<NO NAME>]
mRun: [RoxWatchTray] "c:\program files\common files\roxio shared\9.0\sharedcom\RoxWatchTray9.exe"
mRun: [AVG_TRAY] c:\program files\avg\avg10\avgtray.exe
mRun: [LWS] c:\program files\logitech\lws\webcam software\LWS.exe -hide
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [APSDaemon] "c:\program files\common files\apple\apple application support\APSDaemon.exe"
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [vProt] "c:\program files\avg secure search\vprot.exe"
mRun: [ROC_roc_dec12] "c:\program files\avg secure search\ROC_roc_dec12.exe" /PROMPT /CMPID=roc_dec12
dRun: [DevconDefaultDB] c:\windows\system32\READREG /SILENT /FAIL=1
uPolicies-explorer: HideSCAHealth = 1 (0x1)
uPolicies-system: DisableRegistryTools = 1 (0x1)
uPolicies-system: DisableRegedit = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: BindDirectlyToPropertySetStorage = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - c:\programs\partygaming\partypoker\RunApp.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0\bin\npjpi150.dll
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} - hxxp://upload.facebook.com/controls/2008.10.10_v5.5.8/FacebookPhotoUploader5.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/b/0/5b0d4654-aa20-495c-b89f-c1c34c691085/LegitCheckControl.cab
DPF: {5C6698D9-7BE4-4122-8EC5-291D84DBD4A0} - hxxp://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader3.cab
DPF: {67DABFBF-D0AB-41FA-9C46-CC0F21721616} - hxxp://download.divx.com/player/DivXBrowserPlugin.cab
DPF: {784797A8-342D-4072-9486-03C8D0F2F0A1} - hxxps://www.battlefieldheroes.com/static/updater/BFHUpdater_4.0.21.0.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://javadl-esd.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8D9563A9-8D5F-459B-87F2-BA842255CB9A} - hxxps://portal.trinitylaban.ac.uk./InternalSite/WhlCompMgr.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {A3256902-51FA-45A0-8A97-FC1143C169D9} - hxxp://support.microsoft.com/mats/DiagWebControl.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
DPF: {D821DC4A-0814-435E-9820-661C543A4679} - hxxp://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/crlupdate/en/crlocx.ocx
DPF: {DAF7E6E6-D53A-439A-B28D-12271406B8A9} - hxxp://mobileapps.blackberry.com/devicesoftware/AxLoader.cab
DPF: {F27237D7-93C8-44C2-AC6E-D6057B9A918F} - hxxps://juniper.net/dana-cached/sc/JuniperSetupClient.cab
TCP: DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.254
TCP: Interfaces\{2758B015-960E-44F1-8D23-9390CBB3C71C} : DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.254
TCP: Interfaces\{39A37F68-26B2-449A-BB06-7E728AF6C9DD} : DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.254
TCP: Interfaces\{6F34E34D-EA1A-47E9-938C-CFC625652C38} : DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.254
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg10\avgpp.dll
Handler: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
Handler: viprotocol - {B658800C-F66E-4EF3-AB85-6C0C227862A9} - c:\program files\common files\avg secure search\viprotocolinstaller\11.0.2\ViProtocol.dll
Hosts: 93.113.196.118 www.google.com
Hosts: 93.113.196.119 www.bing.com
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================= FIREFOX ===================
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FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\jimbo\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\2oi5yfc0.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Yahoo.co.uk
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.bbc.co.uk/
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://search.avg.com/route/?d=4dc50b74&v=7.008.031.001&i=23&tp=ab&iy=&ychte=uk&lng=en-GB&q=
FF - component: c:\program files\avg\avg10\firefox4\components\avgssff4.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\common files\avg secure search\sitesafetyinstaller\11.0.2\npsitesafety.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\downloader\npdd.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\microsoft silverlight\4.1.10329.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\nvidia corporation\3d vision\npnv3dv.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\nvidia corporation\3d vision\npnv3dvstreaming.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\tvuplayer\npTVUAx.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\player\npvlc.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\plugins\npVeetle.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\vlcbroadcast\npvbp.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\jimbo\appdata\roaming\facebook\npfbplugin_1_0_3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash\NPSWF32_11_2_202_228.dll
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============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
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=============== Created Last 30 ================
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2012-06-02 19:08:19 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\ManiaPlanet_Alpha
2012-06-02 19:08:19 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\ManiaPlanet_Alpha
2012-05-27 19:42:33 -------- d-----w- c:\users\jimbo\appdata\roaming\Ad-Aware Antivirus
2012-05-23 17:55:06 -------- d-----w- c:\users\jimbo\appdata\roaming\Msoerfpdy
2012-05-12 10:27:04 53120 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\partmgr.sys
2012-05-12 10:26:33 905600 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys
2012-05-12 10:26:25 983040 ----a-w- c:\program files\windows journal\JNTFiltr.dll
2012-05-12 10:26:25 964608 ----a-w- c:\program files\windows journal\JNWDRV.dll
2012-05-12 10:26:25 936960 ----a-w- c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\ink\journal.dll
2012-05-12 10:26:25 47104 ----a-w- c:\program files\windows journal\PDIALOG.exe
2012-05-12 10:26:25 1404928 ----a-w- c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\ink\InkObj.dll
2012-05-12 10:26:25 1218048 ----a-w- c:\program files\windows journal\NBDoc.DLL
2012-05-12 10:26:12 683008 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d2d1.dll
2012-05-12 10:26:12 219648 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3d10_1core.dll
2012-05-12 10:26:12 160768 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3d10_1.dll
2012-05-12 10:26:12 1172480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3d10warp.dll
2012-05-12 10:26:12 1069056 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\DWrite.dll
2012-05-12 10:24:51 3602816 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
2012-05-12 10:24:51 3550080 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
2012-05-12 10:24:51 2044928 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
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==================== Find3M ====================
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2012-04-08 10:52:10 70304 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2012-04-08 10:52:10 418464 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerApp.exe
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============= FINISH: 14:17:30.43 ===============
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Download and Install Combofix

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • Accept the disclaimer and allow to update if it asks

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  • When finished, it shall produce a log for you.
  • Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

Notes:
1. Do not mouse-click Combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.
2. Do not "re-run" Combofix. If you have a problem, reply back for further instructions.
3. If after the reboot you get errors about programmes being marked for deletion then reboot, that will cure it.



Please make sure you include the combo fix log in your next reply as well as describe how your computer is running now
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Ok all done. My icons have come back, restored to how they were before the problems. Google seems to be running ok now as well, although further testing will be needed here as it wouldn't redirect every search. PC seems to be running well.

There is an extra icon on my desktop - it's the Internet Explorer icon and it's labeled "The Internet". I don't want sound paranoid, but it wasn't there before the virus, so perhaps you could confirm that this is a normal part of the fix, or if it should be removed. Rightclick > properties seem to link to IE settings, so I'm not too worried, just thought I'd check.

Combofix log file:


ComboFix 12-06-03.01 - Jimbo 03/06/2012 15:21:10.1.2 - x86
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.3070.1702 [GMT 1:00]
Running from: c:\users\Jimbo\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\DM.0
c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\DM.0\DMService.exe
c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\DM.0\WhlMgr.dll
c:\windows\system32\winsh320
c:\windows\system32\winsh321
c:\windows\system32\winsh322
c:\windows\system32\winsh323
c:\windows\system32\winsh324
c:\windows\system32\winsh325
c:\windows\system32\WINXP
c:\windows\system32\WINXP\msgclose.exe
c:\windows\system32\WINXP\setup.inx
c:\windows\Temp\_ex-68.exe
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2012-05-03 to 2012-06-03 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2012-06-03 14:30 . 2012-06-03 14:30 -------- d-----w- c:\users\UpdatusUser\AppData\Local\temp
2012-06-03 14:30 . 2012-06-03 14:30 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Mcx1\AppData\Local\temp
2012-06-03 14:30 . 2012-06-03 14:30 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2012-06-03 14:30 . 2012-06-03 14:30 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Amy\AppData\Local\temp
2012-06-02 19:08 . 2012-06-03 13:47 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\ManiaPlanet_Alpha
2012-06-02 19:08 . 2012-06-02 19:08 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\ManiaPlanet_Alpha
2012-05-29 18:57 . 2012-05-29 18:57 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\ERUNT
2012-05-27 19:42 . 2012-05-27 19:42 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Jimbo\AppData\Roaming\Ad-Aware Antivirus
2012-05-23 17:55 . 2012-05-23 19:07 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Jimbo\AppData\Roaming\Msoerfpdy
2012-05-12 10:27 . 2012-03-20 23:28 53120 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\partmgr.sys
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-03-30 12:39 905600 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-02-01 15:11 1218048 ----a-w- c:\program files\Windows Journal\NBDoc.DLL
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-02-01 15:10 983040 ----a-w- c:\program files\Windows Journal\JNTFiltr.dll
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-02-01 15:10 964608 ----a-w- c:\program files\Windows Journal\JNWDRV.dll
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-02-01 15:10 936960 ----a-w- c:\program files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\journal.dll
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-02-01 15:10 1404928 ----a-w- c:\program files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\InkObj.dll
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-02-01 13:58 47104 ----a-w- c:\program files\Windows Journal\PDIALOG.exe
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-03-01 14:46 219648 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3d10_1core.dll
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-03-01 14:46 160768 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3d10_1.dll
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-02-29 14:08 1172480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3d10warp.dll
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-02-29 13:44 683008 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d2d1.dll
2012-05-12 10:26 . 2012-02-29 13:41 1069056 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\DWrite.dll
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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2012-04-08 10:52 . 2012-04-08 10:52 418464 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2012-04-08 10:52 . 2011-08-16 18:16 70304 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2012-04-03 08:16 . 2012-05-12 10:24 3602816 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
2012-04-03 08:16 . 2012-05-12 10:24 3550080 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
2012-04-02 13:36 . 2012-05-12 10:24 2044928 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2012-04-27 06:29 . 2011-05-06 21:58 97208 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\browsercomps.dll
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REGEDIT4
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}]
2012-04-29 20:29 2067328 ----a-w- c:\program files\AVG Secure Search\11.0.0.9\AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
"{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}"= "c:\program files\AVG Secure Search\11.0.0.9\AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll" [2012-04-29 2067328]
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[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{95b7759c-8c7f-4bf1-b163-73684a933233}]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AVG Secure Search.PugiObj.1]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AVG Secure Search.PugiObj]
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ehTray.exe"="c:\windows\ehome\ehTray.exe" [2008-01-19 125952]
"ISUSPM"="c:\program files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" [2007-08-30 205480]
"TomTomHOME.exe"="c:\program files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe" [2010-08-24 247144]
"swg"="c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2011-05-12 39408]
"WMPNSCFG"="c:\program files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe" [2008-01-19 202240]
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"RtHDVCpl"="RtHDVCpl.exe" [2006-11-20 4018176]
"CTHelper"="CTHELPER.EXE" [2008-02-20 19456]
"CTxfiHlp"="CTXFIHLP.EXE" [2008-02-20 19968]
"BlackBerryAutoUpdate"="c:\program files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Auto Update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe" [2008-11-04 615696]
"RoxWatchTray"="c:\program files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe" [2008-09-19 236016]
"AVG_TRAY"="c:\program files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe" [2012-01-17 2339168]
"LWS"="c:\program files\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\LWS.exe" [2011-03-01 190808]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2011-08-31 40368]
"Adobe ARM"="c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [2011-03-29 937920]
"APSDaemon"="c:\program files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe" [2011-09-27 59240]
"iTunesHelper"="c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2011-10-09 421736]
"vProt"="c:\program files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe" [2012-04-29 1116544]
"ROC_roc_dec12"="c:\program files\AVG Secure Search\ROC_roc_dec12.exe" [2012-01-15 928096]
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[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"DevconDefaultDB"="c:\windows\system32\READREG" [X]
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system]
"EnableLUA"= 0 (0x0)
"EnableUIADesktopToggle"= 0 (0x0)
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system]
"DisableRegedit"= 1 (0x1)
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\control\session manager]
BootExecute REG_MULTI_SZ autocheck autochk *\0c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe /sync\0c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe /sync /restart
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Adobe Reader Speed Launcher]
2011-08-31 01:57 40368 ----a-w- c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Ai Quicker Help]
2006-11-09 20:29 3165696 ----a-w- c:\program files\ASUS\ASUS DH Remote\AsRc.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\AsusStartupHelp]
2006-11-14 06:25 363008 ----a-r- c:\program files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.17\AsRunHelp.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\bcmwltry]
2003-07-25 23:28 462848 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\bcmwltry.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\CreativeTaskScheduler]
2006-11-17 09:42 53341 ------w- c:\program files\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\CTHelper]
2008-02-20 19:58 19456 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\CTxfiHlp]
2008-02-20 19:58 19968 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\CTXFIHLP.EXE
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\CTXFIREG]
2008-02-20 19:55 43520 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\CTXFIREG.EXE
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ehTray.exe]
2008-01-19 07:33 125952 ----a-w- c:\windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\iTunesHelper]
2011-10-09 17:06 421736 ----a-w- c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Launch Ai Booster]
2006-12-08 14:24 3714048 ----a-w- c:\program files\ASUS\AI Booster\OverClk.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\NvMediaCenter]
2011-08-03 11:50 111208 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\nvmctray.dll
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\RtHDVCpl]
2006-11-20 06:13 4018176 ----a-w- c:\windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\UpdReg]
2000-05-11 00:00 90112 ------w- c:\windows\Updreg.EXE
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\VolPanel]
2006-12-06 17:10 180224 ------w- c:\program files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\WindowsWelcomeCenter]
2009-04-11 06:28 2153472 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\oobefldr.dll
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\XboxStat]
2007-02-12 16:21 734624 ----a-w- c:\program files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XBoxStat.exe
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Svc\S-1-5-21-4104782260-3643679992-2584992374-1000]
"EnableNotificationsRef"=dword:00000001
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R3 AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc;Adobe Flash Player Update Service;c:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe [2012-04-08 253600]
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--- Other Services/Drivers In Memory ---
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*NewlyCreated* - AVGCLEAN
*NewlyCreated* - AVGWFP
*NewlyCreated* - WS2IFSL
*Deregistered* - AvgClean
*Deregistered* - AvgWFP
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost]
LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation REG_MULTI_SZ FontCache
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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
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2012-06-03 c:\windows\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job
- c:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe [2012-04-08 10:52]
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------- Supplementary Scan -------
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uStart Page = hxxp://www.bbc.co.uk/news
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
TCP: DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.254
Handler: viprotocol - {B658800C-F66E-4EF3-AB85-6C0C227862A9} - c:\program files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\ViProtocolInstaller\11.0.2\ViProtocol.dll
FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\Jimbo\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2oi5yfc0.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Yahoo.co.uk
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.bbc.co.uk/
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://search.avg.com/route/?d=4dc50b74&v=7.008.031.001&i=23&tp=ab&iy=&ychte=uk&lng=en-GB&q=
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- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -
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URLSearchHooks-{A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - (no file)
Toolbar-{CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)
WebBrowser-{CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)
WebBrowser-{E7DF6BFF-55A5-4EB7-A673-4ED3E9456D39} - (no file)
MSConfigStartUp-LogitechCommunicationsManager - c:\program files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
MSConfigStartUp-LogitechQuickCamRibbon - c:\program files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
MSConfigStartUp-MsnMsgr - c:\program files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
MSConfigStartUp-QuickTime Task - c:\program files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
AddRemove-RivaTuner - c:\program files\RivaTuner v2.08\uninstall.exe
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scanning hidden processes ...
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scanning hidden autostart entries ...
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HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
CTHelper = CTHELPER.EXE?
CTxfiHlp = CTXFIHLP.EXE?
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scanning hidden files ...
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scan completed successfully
hidden files:
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--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------
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[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions]
@Denied: (2) (LocalSystem)
"{9421DD08-935F-4701-A9CA-22DF90AC4EA6}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,66,de,32,
90,6d,dd,6f,02,d6,dc,61,9f,95,f2,0a,b2
"{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,df,c1,0b,
27,57,07,ba,54,e4,0e,43,d0,22,fb,89,5b
"{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,f2,76,a4,
91,4d,c2,9f,0e,ce,75,30,28,4f,cd,76,27
"{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,f1,9d,97,
02,e5,86,37,08,c7,6b,3b,0b,78,35,a4,a7
"{3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,7c,f0,b1,
38,5c,21,3d,0e,d9,78,0d,25,e1,c9,8c,d4
"{9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,0a,d7,23,
94,30,02,d1,0f,f1,da,12,24,73,56,27,d2
"{AA58ED58-01DD-4D91-8333-CF10577473F7}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,36,ee,4b,
ae,ef,4f,ff,08,fc,25,8c,50,52,2a,37,e3
"{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,07,5b,93,
aa,6e,60,ba,0b,f0,6d,b2,b7,80,44,00,83
"{AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,2d,dd,7a,
ab,6a,33,56,03,c9,ec,8d,26,b0,f3,64,49
"{C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,90,71,5e,
cc,4f,af,fb,04,c4,32,35,80,2b,70,38,5a
"{FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,5f,9d,16,
fb,68,82,40,0b,c0,2d,d5,a9,2c,88,11,17
"{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}"=hex:51,66,7a,6c,4c,1d,38,12,11,dd,f9,
b9,57,8c,be,54,c3,fb,43,e0,cc,54,f1,1b
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[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ApprovedExtensionsMigration]
@Denied: (2) (LocalSystem)
"Timestamp"=hex:cc,97,41,cb,46,26,cd,01
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[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4104782260-3643679992-2584992374-1000\Software\SecuROM\!CAUTION! NEVER A OR CHANGE ANY KEY*]
@Allowed: (Read) (RestrictedCode)
"??"=hex:3d,d9,50,65,82,1d,b7,69,b0,81,bf,1f,cc,ad,b2,cc,33,7e,23,4c,d9,59,bf,
ad,d8,8b,de,8a,6d,06,d4,3c,73,51,77,c1,9a,3f,1c,52,fa,7e,e9,d7,f5,69,9c,d6,\
"??"=hex:1f,2f,2b,a2,2c,2e,f9,0f,9b,fe,6c,50,4b,d6,6a,00
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[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4104782260-3643679992-2584992374-1000\Software\SecuROM\License information*]
"datasecu"=hex:f6,65,ab,4f,74,c8,89,35,59,d1,38,4f,7f,68,92,fe,68,ac,b7,3b,35,
d9,65,0c,39,23,23,23,9d,40,fd,2e,30,d6,eb,7b,cf,15,31,87,98,6c,3a,ab,7b,96,\
"rkeysecu"=hex:2f,0f,d5,3e,02,2b,06,63,b1,0b,dd,b6,71,e2,54,98
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000\AllUserSettings]
@Denied: (A) (Users)
@Denied: (A) (Everyone)
@Allowed: (B 1 2 3 4 5) (S-1-5-20)
"BlindDial"=dword:00000000
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001\AllUserSettings]
@Denied: (A) (Users)
@Denied: (A) (Everyone)
@Allowed: (B 1 2 3 4 5) (S-1-5-20)
"BlindDial"=dword:00000000
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0002\AllUserSettings]
@Denied: (A) (Users)
@Denied: (A) (Everyone)
@Allowed: (B 1 2 3 4 5) (S-1-5-20)
"BlindDial"=dword:00000000
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0003\AllUserSettings]
@Denied: (A) (Users)
@Denied: (A) (Everyone)
@Allowed: (B 1 2 3 4 5) (S-1-5-20)
"BlindDial"=dword:00000000
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------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
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c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
c:\windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
c:\program files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
c:\program files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
c:\program files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
c:\windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
c:\program files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\windows\system32\libusbd-nt.exe
c:\windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
c:\windows\system32\conime.exe
c:\program files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
c:\program files\AVG\AVG10\avgemcx.exe
c:\windows\system32\WerCon.exe
c:\program files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
c:\program files\Microsoft Forefront UAG\Endpoint Components\3.1.0\uagqecsvc.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\11.0.2\ToolbarUpdater.exe
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXE
c:\program files\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\CameraHelperShell.exe
c:\program files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
c:\program files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
c:\program files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
c:\program files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
c:\program files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe
c:\windows\System32\wsqmcons.exe
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Completion time: 2012-06-03 15:44:46 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2012-06-03 14:44
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Pre-Run: 245,497,856,000 bytes free
Post-Run: 254,727,831,552 bytes free
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- - End Of File - - 41FDD074A234D1043E30DBD44D796FC7
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#8
Gammo

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Please download OTM
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Please double-click OTM to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • Copy the lines in the codebox below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):

    :Files
    c:\users\Jimbo\AppData\Roaming\Msoerfpdy
    
    :Commands
    [purity]
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [CREATERESTOREPOINT]
    [EMPTYFLASH]
    [Reboot]
    
  • Return to OTM, right click in the "Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved" window (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.
  • Click the red Moveit! button. The fix will run and your PC will be rebooted afterwards.




Your logs appear to be clean now. There is only a bit of cleanup that we will deal with in this post, as well as prevention from future infections. ^_^

Remove Combofix now that we're done with it.
  • Please press the Windows Key and R on your keyboard. This will bring up the Run... command.
  • Now type in Combofix /Uninstall in the runbox and click OK. (Notice the space between the "x" and "/")
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  • Please follow the prompts to uninstall Combofix.
  • You will then recieve a message saying Combofix was uninstalled successfully once it's done uninstalling itself.

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  • Download OTC to your desktop and run it
  • A list of tool components used in the Cleanup of malware will be downloaded.
  • If your Firewall or Real Time protection attempts to block OTC to reach the Internet, please allow the application to do so.
  • Click Yes to begin the Cleanup process and remove these components, including this application.
  • You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.

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Keep a backup of your important files
Now, more than ever, it's especially important to protect your digital files and memories. This article is full of good information on alternatives for home backup solutions.

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Make proper use of your anti-virus and firewall
You should keep your anti-virus and firewall guard enabled at all times, don't shut them off unless there's a specific reason to do so.

Also, regularly performing a full system scan with your anti-virus program is a good idea to make sure nothing has slipped through your protection. Once every two weeks works well for many people. You can set the scan to run during a time when you don't plan to use the computer and just leave it to complete on its own.

Keep in mind that anti-virus programs are far from perfect. They don't protect you against every piece of malware that's out there, so don't trust them blindly. If an anti-virus reports a file as 'clean' then it's doesn't necessarily has to mean it is.

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Keep all your software updated
It is important to keep up on system updates from Microsoft by regularly checking their website at: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/, as these patch critical security vulnerabilities and help to keep you safe.

It's also important to keep programs up to date so that malware doesn't exploit any old security flaws. FileHippo Update Checker is an extremely helpful program that will tell you which of your programs need to be updated. Java and Adobe Reader are two of the main security vulnerabilities. You can find the latest version of Java here, you will want the Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) one. You can find the latest version of Adobe Reader here.

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Use a safer web browser
Internet Explorer is not the most secure tool for browsing the web. It has been known to be very susceptible to infection, and there are a couple good free alternatives: Google Chrome and Opera. Both are excellent faster, safer, more powerful and functional free alternatives to Internet Explorer. It's definitely worth the short period of adjustment to start using one of these.

The WOT add-on will nicely help to enhance your security, no matter which web browser you use. This add-on tells you whether the sites you are about to visit are safe or not. A must if you do a lot of Googling.

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Some other security programs

It is wise these days to have a few security programs installed and running on your machine except from just an anti-virus and a firewall. I will list some of them.
  • A good anti-spyware program installed on your pc is very important to help remove any spyware that may have gotten on your computer. I highly recommend Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
  • MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well known ad sites and other bad sites. This prevents your computer from connecting to those sites in the future.

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Be careful
Having security programs installed is very helpful to you, but none of them have the gift of human thought. The best way to make sure you don't get infected is to exercise common sense. Be careful of what websites you visit - if a site looks suspicious, trust your instincts and get out of there. Be careful of what attachments you open in emails and files you download from websites - check them over carefully to make sure that you know what you're getting.

Using peer-to-peer programs (eg: LimeWire, BitTorrent, uTorrent, Kazaa) or downloading cracks and keygens is something else to avoid. These are the most common way to get infected. Malware writers use these programs to spread infections as it is the easiest way for them. The majority of infections we see in the Malware Removal forum are due to people using p2p programs to download cracks/keygens/warez. These are not only illegal, but will always contain some form of malware. You have no way of verifying that the things you download are legitimate or that they don't contain malware. Even with an up to date anti-virus and firewall, some of these things will still infect you. It is highly recommend that you uninstall all peer-to-peer programs. It just isn't worth it.

Other common ways of getting infected are dis-reputable sites forcing you to download and install a codec. Or viruses using Instant Messaging programs (Windows Live Messenger, MSN Messenger, AIM) to send a file claiming it to be "photos" from a friend, only for it to turn out to be a virus.

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Slow computer?
If your computer begins to slow down in the future for no particular reason, your first step should not be to come to the malware forum. As your computer ages and is used, it's parts wear, files and programs accumulate, and its performance can decrease. To restore your computer's performance to its best possible level, follow the steps in this page written by malware expert Miekiemoes.

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I'll leave this thread open for a couple days in case you come across any lingering problems that need fixing, then I'll close it up. If you need it reopened for any reason just shoot me a PM. It's been a pleasure working with you, now best of luck!

Cheers,
Gammo :cool:
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#9
ionian

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Thaks ever so much for you time and your help. I'm relieved to have my PC back to normal!
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