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# AdwCleaner v2.003 - Logfile created 10/01/2012 at 08:38:40
# Updated 23/09/2012 by Xplode
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# User : user - USER-04C1162F33
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option [Search]


***** [Services] *****


***** [Files / Folders] *****

File Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5xuoevcz.default\extensions\{5a95a9e0-59dd-4314-bd84-4d18ca83a0e2}.xpi
File Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5xuoevcz.default\searchplugins\Askcom.xml
File Found : C:\user.js
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\boost_interprocess
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\InstallMate
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Premium
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Tarma Installer
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Babylon
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5xuoevcz.default\extensions\[email protected]
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\searchquband
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\vShare
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Babylon
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\iBryte
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Ilivid Player
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Wajam
Folder Found : C:\Program Files\AppGraffiti
Folder Found : C:\Program Files\Ask.com
Folder Found : C:\Program Files\Conduit
Folder Found : C:\Program Files\Free Offers from Freeze.com
Folder Found : C:\Program Files\iBryte
Folder Found : C:\Program Files\vShare
Folder Found : C:\Program Files\Yontoo

***** [Registry] *****

Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKCU\Software\ConduitSearchScopes
Key Found : HKCU\Software\IM
Key Found : HKCU\Software\ImInstaller
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{006EE092-9658-4FD6-BD8E-A21A348E59F5}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{171DEBEB-C3D4-40B7-AC73-056A5EBA4A7E}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD21}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD2406}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AFDBDDAA-5D3F-42EE-B79C-185A7020515B}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{C04B7D22-5AEC-4561-8F49-27F6269208F6}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{2EECD738-5844-4A99-B4B6-146BF802613B}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{31AD400D-1B06-4E33-A59A-90C2C140CBA0}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{5AB7104A-B71F-49AD-9154-F7F8806AE848}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{6F6A5334-78E9-4D9B-8182-8B41EA8C39EF}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{98889811-442D-49DD-99D7-DC866BE87DBC}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{A7A6995D-6EE1-4FD1-A258-49395D5BF99C}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{BE7A24F5-69CB-4708-B77B-B1EDA6043B95}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{CCB69577-088B-4004-9ED8-FF5BCC83A039}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2EECD738-5844-4A99-B4B6-146BF802613B}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{31AD400D-1B06-4E33-A59A-90C2C140CBA0}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5AB7104A-B71F-49AD-9154-F7F8806AE848}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{6F6A5334-78E9-4D9B-8182-8B41EA8C39EF}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{98889811-442D-49DD-99D7-DC866BE87DBC}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{A7A6995D-6EE1-4FD1-A258-49395D5BF99C}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{BE7A24F5-69CB-4708-B77B-B1EDA6043B95}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CCB69577-088B-4004-9ED8-FF5BCC83A039}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{DF7770F7-832F-4BDF-B144-100EDDD0C3AE}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Surf Canyon
Key Found : HKCU\Software\vShare
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Wajam
Key Found : HKLM\Software\Babylon
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{09C554C3-109B-483C-A06B-F14172F1A947}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{BDB69379-802F-4EAF-B541-F8DE92DD98DB}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{D616A4A2-7B38-4DBC-9093-6FE7A4A21B17}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\escort.DLL
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxSHDocVw.AxWebBrowser
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2EECD738-5844-4A99-B4B6-146BF802613B}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3B7599DF-3D5D-4EF5-BF51-9C2EDA788E83}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6823F25B-4D75-38A1-A163-7C696B45701F}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{80922EE0-8A76-46AE-95D5-BD3C3FE0708D}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CC99A798-FD3D-4AB4-969E-6071612524F9}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E46C8196-B634-44A1-AF6E-957C64278AB1}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Conduit.Engine
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{07B18EAC-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{120927BF-1700-43BC-810F-FAB92549B390}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{1F52A5FA-A705-4415-B975-88503B291728}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{20ED5AF7-D9C4-409E-9EB3-D2A44A77FB6D}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{247A115F-06C2-4FB3-967D-2D62D3CF4F0A}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{2E9937FC-CF2F-4F56-AF54-5A6A3DD375CC}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{3E53E2CB-86DB-4A4A-8BD9-FFEB7A64DF82}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{3E720453-B472-4954-B7AA-33069EB53906}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{63D0ED2D-B45B-4458-8B3B-60C69BBBD83C}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{741DE825-A6F0-4497-9AA6-8023CF9B0FFF}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7473D293-B7BB-4F24-AE82-7E2CE94BB6A9}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7473D295-B7BB-4F24-AE82-7E2CE94BB6A9}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7473D297-B7BB-4F24-AE82-7E2CE94BB6A9}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{8E9CF769-3D3B-40EB-9E2D-76E7A205E4D2}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{90449521-D834-4703-BB4E-D3AA44042FF8}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{991AAC62-B100-47CE-8B75-253965244F69}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A626CDBD-3D13-4F78-B819-440A28D7E8FC}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BBABDC90-F3D5-4801-863A-EE6AE529862D}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{D6FF3684-AD3B-48EB-BBB4-B9E6C5A355C1}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DE38C398-B328-4F4C-A3AD-1B5E4ED93477}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{E342AF55-B78A-4CD0-A2BB-DA7F52D9D25F}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{E79DFBC9-5697-4FBD-94E5-5B2A9C7C1612}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{E79DFBCB-5697-4FBD-94E5-5B2A9C7C1612}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{EB9E5C1C-B1F9-4C2B-BE8A-27D6446FDAF8}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{F87D7FB5-9DC5-4C8C-B998-D8DFE02E2978}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PROTOCOLS\Handler\vsharechrome
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2077543
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2086743
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2418376
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3007394
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3074349
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3208939
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vShare.ScriptHelpers
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vShare.ScriptHelpers.1
Key Found : HKLM\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKLM\Software\Freeze.com
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\jpmbfleldcgkldadpdinhjjopdfpjfjp
Key Found : HKLM\Software\ImInstaller
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{006EE092-9658-4FD6-BD8E-A21A348E59F5}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\{6F6A5334-78E9-4D9B-8182-8B41EA8C39EF}_is1
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\conduitEngine
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\DealScout
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\mywebsearch bar uninstall
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\QuestDns
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\vShare
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{3B7599DF-3D5D-4EF5-BF51-9C2EDA788E83}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\vShare
Key Found : HKU\S-1-5-21-682003330-1563985344-2147018087-1004\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{006EE092-9658-4FD6-BD8E-A21A348E59F5}
Key Found : HKU\S-1-5-21-682003330-1563985344-2147018087-1004\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{171DEBEB-C3D4-40B7-AC73-056A5EBA4A7E}
Key Found : HKU\S-1-5-21-682003330-1563985344-2147018087-1004\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD21}
Key Found : HKU\S-1-5-21-682003330-1563985344-2147018087-1004\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD2406}
Key Found : HKU\S-1-5-21-682003330-1563985344-2147018087-1004\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AFDBDDAA-5D3F-42EE-B79C-185A7020515B}
Key Found : HKU\S-1-5-21-682003330-1563985344-2147018087-1004\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{C04B7D22-5AEC-4561-8F49-27F6269208F6}
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}]
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions [[email protected]]

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search - SearchAssistant] = hxxp://feed.snap.do/?publisher=SnapdoW3i&dpid=SnapdoW3i&co=CA&userid=9dcec610-e116-44f8-95e2-f846af83532d&searchtype=ds&q={searchTerms}
[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search - Default_Search_URL] = hxxp://feed.snap.do/?publisher=SnapdoW3i&dpid=SnapdoW3i&co=CA&userid=9dcec610-e116-44f8-95e2-f846af83532d&searchtype=ds&q={searchTerms}

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v [Unable to get version]

Profile name : default
File : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5xuoevcz.default\prefs.js

Found : user_pref("extensions.enabledAddons", "[email protected]:1.0,[email protected]:1.2,{BBDA0591-3099-4[...]
Found : user_pref("extensions.mywebsearch.openSearchURL", "hxxp://search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/opensea[...]
Found : user_pref("extensions.mywebsearch.prevKwdEnabled", true);
Found : user_pref("extensions.mywebsearch.prevKwdURL", "hxxp://search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/GGmain.jht[...]

-\\ Google Chrome v [Unable to get version]

File : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\user Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

*************************

AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [13658 octets] - [01/10/2012 08:38:40]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [13719 octets] ##########
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Hi. :)

Sorry for not giving an update on how my computer is running, it is running alot better everytime we do a fix, it will stream videos now and it is running smooth

OK and good to know. Your machines Hard-Drive could do with some in-depth maintenance but we will address that next time round along with a final scan to err on the side of caution.

Backup the Registry:

Modifying the Registry can create unforeseen problems, so it always wise to create a backup before doing so.

Click on Start >> Run...(or the Windows key and R together) to bring up the Run box and and copy and paste in:

"C:\Program Files\ERUNT\ERUNT.EXE" %SystemRoot%\ERDNT\gtg-backup
and click on OK.

Re-scan with AdwCleaner:

  • Double-click on adwcleaner.exe to launch the application.
  • Now click on the Delete tab >> reboot your machine manually if not prompted to do so.
  • Please post the contents of the log-file created in your next post.
Note: The log can also be located at C: >> AdwCleaner[XX].txt >> XX <-- denotes the number of times the application has been ran, so in this case should be something like R2 or S2.
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# AdwCleaner v2.003 - Logfile created 10/01/2012 at 17:26:00
# Updated 23/09/2012 by Xplode
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# User : user - USER-04C1162F33
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]


***** [Services] *****


***** [Files / Folders] *****

File Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5xuoevcz.default\extensions\{5a95a9e0-59dd-4314-bd84-4d18ca83a0e2}.xpi
File Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5xuoevcz.default\searchplugins\Askcom.xml
File Deleted : C:\user.js
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\boost_interprocess
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\InstallMate
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Premium
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Tarma Installer
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Babylon
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5xuoevcz.default\extensions\[email protected]
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\searchquband
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\vShare
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Babylon
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\iBryte
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Ilivid Player
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Wajam
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\AppGraffiti
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\Ask.com
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\Free Offers from Freeze.com
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\iBryte
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\vShare
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\Yontoo

***** [Registry] *****

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\ConduitSearchScopes
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\IM
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\ImInstaller
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{006EE092-9658-4FD6-BD8E-A21A348E59F5}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{171DEBEB-C3D4-40B7-AC73-056A5EBA4A7E}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD21}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD2406}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AFDBDDAA-5D3F-42EE-B79C-185A7020515B}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{C04B7D22-5AEC-4561-8F49-27F6269208F6}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{2EECD738-5844-4A99-B4B6-146BF802613B}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{31AD400D-1B06-4E33-A59A-90C2C140CBA0}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{5AB7104A-B71F-49AD-9154-F7F8806AE848}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{6F6A5334-78E9-4D9B-8182-8B41EA8C39EF}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{98889811-442D-49DD-99D7-DC866BE87DBC}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{A7A6995D-6EE1-4FD1-A258-49395D5BF99C}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{BE7A24F5-69CB-4708-B77B-B1EDA6043B95}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{CCB69577-088B-4004-9ED8-FF5BCC83A039}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2EECD738-5844-4A99-B4B6-146BF802613B}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{31AD400D-1B06-4E33-A59A-90C2C140CBA0}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5AB7104A-B71F-49AD-9154-F7F8806AE848}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{6F6A5334-78E9-4D9B-8182-8B41EA8C39EF}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{98889811-442D-49DD-99D7-DC866BE87DBC}
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Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CCB69577-088B-4004-9ED8-FF5BCC83A039}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{DF7770F7-832F-4BDF-B144-100EDDD0C3AE}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Surf Canyon
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\vShare
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Wajam
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Babylon
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{09C554C3-109B-483C-A06B-F14172F1A947}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{BDB69379-802F-4EAF-B541-F8DE92DD98DB}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{D616A4A2-7B38-4DBC-9093-6FE7A4A21B17}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\escort.DLL
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxSHDocVw.AxWebBrowser
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2EECD738-5844-4A99-B4B6-146BF802613B}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3B7599DF-3D5D-4EF5-BF51-9C2EDA788E83}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6823F25B-4D75-38A1-A163-7C696B45701F}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{80922EE0-8A76-46AE-95D5-BD3C3FE0708D}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CC99A798-FD3D-4AB4-969E-6071612524F9}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E46C8196-B634-44A1-AF6E-957C64278AB1}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Conduit.Engine
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{07B18EAC-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{120927BF-1700-43BC-810F-FAB92549B390}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{1F52A5FA-A705-4415-B975-88503B291728}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{20ED5AF7-D9C4-409E-9EB3-D2A44A77FB6D}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{247A115F-06C2-4FB3-967D-2D62D3CF4F0A}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{2E9937FC-CF2F-4F56-AF54-5A6A3DD375CC}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{3E53E2CB-86DB-4A4A-8BD9-FFEB7A64DF82}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{3E720453-B472-4954-B7AA-33069EB53906}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{63D0ED2D-B45B-4458-8B3B-60C69BBBD83C}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{741DE825-A6F0-4497-9AA6-8023CF9B0FFF}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7473D293-B7BB-4F24-AE82-7E2CE94BB6A9}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7473D295-B7BB-4F24-AE82-7E2CE94BB6A9}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7473D297-B7BB-4F24-AE82-7E2CE94BB6A9}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{8E9CF769-3D3B-40EB-9E2D-76E7A205E4D2}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{90449521-D834-4703-BB4E-D3AA44042FF8}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{991AAC62-B100-47CE-8B75-253965244F69}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A626CDBD-3D13-4F78-B819-440A28D7E8FC}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BBABDC90-F3D5-4801-863A-EE6AE529862D}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{D6FF3684-AD3B-48EB-BBB4-B9E6C5A355C1}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DE38C398-B328-4F4C-A3AD-1B5E4ED93477}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{E342AF55-B78A-4CD0-A2BB-DA7F52D9D25F}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{E79DFBC9-5697-4FBD-94E5-5B2A9C7C1612}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{E79DFBCB-5697-4FBD-94E5-5B2A9C7C1612}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{EB9E5C1C-B1F9-4C2B-BE8A-27D6446FDAF8}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{F87D7FB5-9DC5-4C8C-B998-D8DFE02E2978}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PROTOCOLS\Handler\vsharechrome
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2077543
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2086743
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2418376
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3007394
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3074349
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3208939
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vShare.ScriptHelpers
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\vShare.ScriptHelpers.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Freeze.com
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\jpmbfleldcgkldadpdinhjjopdfpjfjp
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\ImInstaller
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{006EE092-9658-4FD6-BD8E-A21A348E59F5}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\{6F6A5334-78E9-4D9B-8182-8B41EA8C39EF}_is1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\conduitEngine
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\DealScout
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\mywebsearch bar uninstall
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\QuestDns
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\vShare
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{3B7599DF-3D5D-4EF5-BF51-9C2EDA788E83}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\vShare
Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}]
Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions [[email protected]]

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

Restored : [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes - DefaultScope]
Restored : [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes - DefaultScope]
Restored : [HKU\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes - DefaultScope]
Restored : [HKU\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes - DefaultScope]
Restored : [HKU\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes - DefaultScope]
Replaced : [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search - SearchAssistant] = hxxp://feed.snap.do/?publisher=SnapdoW3i&dpid=SnapdoW3i&co=CA&userid=9dcec610-e116-44f8-95e2-f846af83532d&searchtype=ds&q={searchTerms} --> hxxp://www.google.com
Replaced : [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search - Default_Search_URL] = hxxp://feed.snap.do/?publisher=SnapdoW3i&dpid=SnapdoW3i&co=CA&userid=9dcec610-e116-44f8-95e2-f846af83532d&searchtype=ds&q={searchTerms} --> hxxp://www.google.com

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v [Unable to get version]

Profile name : default
File : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5xuoevcz.default\prefs.js

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5xuoevcz.default\user.js ... Deleted !

Deleted : user_pref("extensions.enabledAddons", "[email protected]:1.0,[email protected]:1.2,{BBDA0591-3099-4[...]
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.mywebsearch.openSearchURL", "hxxp://search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/opensea[...]
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.mywebsearch.prevKwdEnabled", true);
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.mywebsearch.prevKwdURL", "hxxp://search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/GGmain.jht[...]

-\\ Google Chrome v [Unable to get version]

File : C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\user Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

*************************

AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [13789 octets] - [01/10/2012 08:38:40]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [13850 octets] - [01/10/2012 17:25:08]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [13773 octets] - [01/10/2012 17:26:00]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [13834 octets] ##########
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#34
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Hi. :)

The below may take some time to complete...

Hard-Drive Maintenance/Repair:

Note: for the CHKDSK portion you may refer to this tutorial of mine here and follow the instructions for Graphical Mode if you so wish.

Click on Start >> Run and type cleanmgr in the box and press OK.

  • Ensure the boxes for Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files and Recycle Bin are checked.
  • You can choose to check other boxes if you wish but they are not required.
  • Click on OK then Yes.
Next:-
  • Click on Start >> Run... then type in CMD and click on OK.
  • At the Command Prompt C:\ > type the following:
  • CD C:\ and hit the Enter/Return key.
  • Now type in DEFRAG C: -F
  • A Analysis report will be displayed and then Windows will start the Defragmentation run automatically.
  • This may take some time, when completed the Command Prompt C:\ > will appear.
  • Now type in CHKDSK C: /R and hit the Enter/Return key.
  • When prompted with:

CHKDSK cannot run because the volume is in use by another process
Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked next time the system
restarts (Y/N)

  • Hit the Y key then at the Command Prompt C:\ >
  • Type in EXIT and and hit the Enter/Return key.
  • Now Reboot(Restart) your computer.
Note: Upon Reboot(Restart) the CHKDSK(check-disk) will start and carry out the repairs required.

You should see a screen like this just after the Post(power on self test) screen:

Posted Image

Note: Do not touch either the keyboard or Mouse, otherwise the Check-Disk will be cancelled and you computer will continue to boot-up as normal.

ESET Online Scanner:

Note: You can use either Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox for this scan. You will however need to disable your current installed Anti-Virus, how to do so can be read here.

  • Please go here to run the scan...

    Note: If using Mozilla Firefox you will need to download esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe when prompted then double click on it to install.
    All of the below instructions are compatible with either Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox.

  • Select the option YES, I accept the Terms of Use then click on: Posted Image
  • When prompted allow the Add-On/Active X to install.
  • Make sure that the option Remove found threats is Not checked, and the option Scan archives is checked.
  • Now click on Advanced Settings and select the following:
    • Scan for potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth Technology
  • Now click on: Posted Image
  • The virus signature database... will begin to download. Be patient this make take some time depending on the speed of your Internet Connection.
  • When completed the Online Scan will begin automatically.
  • Do not touch either the Mouse or keyboard during the scan otherwise it may stall.
  • When completed select Uninstall application on close if you so wish, make sure you copy the logfile first!
  • Now click on: Posted Image
  • Use notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt.
  • Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic.
Note: Do not forget to re-enable your Anti-Virus application after running the above scan!

When completed the above, please post back the following in the order asked for:

  • How is your computer performing now, any further symptoms and or problems encountered?
  • Eset online scanner log.

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#35
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computer is fine

here's the eset log

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\Unused Desktop Items\FreeFileViewer2012Setup.exe a variant of Win32/InstallIQ application
C:\Program Files\WhiteSmokeTranslator\html\english\dictClientDic\index.html HTML/WhiteSmoke application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP147\A0021256.exe a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.O application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP147\A0021258.dll Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP147\A0021259.dll Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.Q application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP147\A0021260.dll Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP147\A0021261.dll probably a variant of Win32/Adware.Gamevance.CG application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP147\A0021262.exe a variant of Win32/Adware.Gamevance.CJ application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP148\A0021399.dll a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.A application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP148\A0021405.dll probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.P application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP148\A0021409.dll probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP148\A0021414.dll a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.P application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP148\A0021426.DLL probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.F application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP148\A0021440.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.B application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP150\A0021504.dll probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.B application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP156\A0022165.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.B application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{C1480634-3FE6-4BE1-A422-8D83967BCAAE}\RP156\A0022188.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.A application

Edited by mnstrbuck, 02 October 2012 - 03:06 PM.

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Hi. :)

computer is fine

Good and all that has been revealed by the online scan is a few false positive detections and the rest are infected system restore points which will be dealt with when we uninstall ComboFix...part of the uninstalltion routine flushes the aforementioned and sets a new safe/clean one etc.

Next:

Disclaimer: Given the nature of the infections that were present on the machine, I give no guarantees about the security of this computer and have to the best of my abilities tried to both identify and eradicate all malware.

Congratulations your computer appears to be malware free!

Now I have some tasks for your good self to carry out as part of a clean up process and some advice about online safety.

Importance of Regular System Maintenance:

I advice you read both of the below listed topics as this will go a long way to keeping your Computer performing well.

Help! My computer is slow!

Also so is this:

What to do if your Computer is running slowly

Uninstall ComboFix:

  • Click on Start >> Run...
  • Now type in ComboFix /Uninstall into the and click OK.
  • Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.
  • Posted Image
Clean up with OTL:

  • Double-click OTL to start the program.
  • Close all other programs apart from OTL as this step will require a reboot.
  • On the OTL main screen, depress the CleanUp button.
  • Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.
The above process should clean up and remove the vast majority of scanners used and logs created etc.

Any left over merely delete yourself and empty the Recycle Bin.

Now some advice for on-line safety:

Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware:

This is a excellent application and I advise you keep this installed. Check for updates and run a scan once at least once per week.

Other installed security software:

Your presently installed security application, Microsoft Security Essentials automatically checks for updates and downloads/installs them with every system reboot and or periodically if the machine is left running providing a internet connection is active.

I advise you also run a complete scan with this also at least once per week.

Erunt:

Emergency Recovery Utility NT, I advice you keep this installed as a means to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.

Myself I would actually create a new back up once per week as this along with System Restore may prove to be invaluable if something unforeseen occurs!

Keep your system updated:

I do advise visiting Windows Update periodically as Microsoft releases patches for Windows and other products regularly.

Plus check Automatic Updates is enabled.

Be careful when opening attachments and downloading files:

Never open email attachments, not even if they are from someone you know. If you need to open them, scan them with your antivirus program before opening.
Never open emails from unknown senders.
Beware of emails that warn about viruses that are spreading, especially those from antivirus vendors. These email addresses can be easily spoofed. Check the antivirus vendor websites to be sure.
Be careful of what you download. Only download files from known sources. Also, avoid cracked programs. If you need a particular program that costs too much for you, try finding free alternatives on Sourceforge or Pricelessware.

Stop malicious scripts:

Windows by default allow scripts (which is VBScript and JavaScript) to run and some of these scripts are malicious. Use Noscript by Symantec or Script Defender by AnalogX to handle these scripts.

Avoid Peer to Peer software:

P2P may be a great way to get lots of seemingly freeware, but it is a great way to get infected as well. There's no way to tell if the file being shared is infected. Worse still, some worms spread via P2P networks, infecting you as well. My advice is avoid these types of software applications.

Hosts File:

A Hosts file is like a phone book. You look up someone's name in the phone book before calling him/her. Similarly, your computer will look up the website's IP address before you can view the website.

Hosts file will replace your current Hosts file with another one containing well-known advertisement sites, spyware sites and other bad sites. This new Hosts file will protect you by re-directing these bad sites to 127.0.0.1.

Here are some Hosts files:

Only use one of the above!

Next:

This is a very helpful/useful set of advice from Microsoft: Safety & Security Center .

Any questions? Feel free to ask, if not stay safe!
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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