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aurora's got me [RESOLVED]


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K_O_D

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Ok, first time posting..and using "hijack this" for that matter. Long story short, I have aurora/DrPmon/Nail/svcprov, etc, etc. Any help of getting rid of this malware once and for all would be appreciated. Here is my Hijack This logfile.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:29:08 AM, on 6/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOW\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOW\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOW\Explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\svchost.exe
D:\P2P\Bit Comet\BitComet.exe
c:\window\system32\jteoxvk.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Downloads\Misc files\-GarbageClean-SecureMyWindows.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Colin\LOCALS~1\Temp\{90A2FE1E-FC1D-4EE5-87D5-795F9C22A267}\GarbageClean.dll
D:\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.vkhiwmftd...4VRTeWnTKY.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.startnow.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com/
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOW\Nail.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOW\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [codkdp] c:\window\system32\jteoxvk.exe r
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SP2ConnPatcher] "D:\P2P\Warez P2P Client\SP2 Connection Patcher\sp2connpatcher.exe" -n=200
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1111766358455
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: System Startup Service (SvcProc) - Unknown owner - c:\window\SvcProc.exe (file missing)
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Hi K_O_D and welcome to GeeksToGo! My name is Excal and I will be helping you.

I can see that you have some malware issues. This maybe a few step process in removing it. I encourage you to stick with it and follow my directions as closely as possible so as to avoid complicating the problem further.

Please download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite Here
Install it, and update the definitions to the newest files. Do NOT run a scan yet. (if you already have, please just update)

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

Download and install CleanUp! Here*NOTE* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temp/temporary folders and does not make backups.
We will use this program later.

Please read this post completely, it may make it easier for you if you copy and paste this post to a new text document or print it for reference later.

1. Click this link to be sure you can view hidden files.

2. Ensure you are NOT connected to the internet.

3. Reboot into safe mode.

Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

4. Go to Start->Run and type in services.msc and hit OK. Then look for System Startup Service (SvcProc) and double click on it. Click on the Stop button and under Startup type, choose Disabled. (if present)

5. Go into Hijack This->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click “Kill process” for each one (If they still exist)

C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe

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

7. Then please run Ewido, and run a full scan. Post the log from the scan here for me.

8. Close all browsers, windows and unneeded programs.

9. Open HiJack and do a scan.

10. Put a Check next to the following items:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.vkhiwmftd...4VRTeWnTKY.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.startnow.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com/
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOW\Nail.exe
O23 - Service: System Startup Service (SvcProc) - Unknown owner - c:\window\SvcProc.exe (file missing)


11. click the Fix Checked box

12. Please remove just the files from the following paths using Windows Explorer (if present):

C:\WINDOW\Nail.exe
c:\window\SvcProc.exe


13. Run the program CleanUp!

14. Reboot into normal mode and please run this online virus scan: ActiveScan - Save the results from the scan!

15. Please post an Active scan log , Ewido Scan log and a fresh HiJackThis log. Let me know how your computer is running.
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Thanks for your help Excal. Followed your steps, and had a few issues.
Step 4, System Startup Service was not apparent on my system in services.msc. Step 5, C:\WINDOW\Nail.exe was not there.
Step 10, O23 - Service: System Startup Service (SvcProc) was no longer there when I ran a hijackthis test after running Ewido.
And in step 12, the two files mentioned were no longer in the location they were before. But, anyways, here is my logs for Active Scan, Ewido, and a fresh HijackThis.

Oh BTW, I think it was ewido, but after I booted back into normal mode I was stuck iin classic view as opposed to the default XP view. I fixed this fairly easily, but other people undergoing such a process may not have the means or knowledge to find "luna.msstyles." So, while you may already know about this issue, it may be a good idea to forewarn the individual that their XP style will change and that they will have to download (or locate on the XP cd) luna.msstyles. Anyways, Thanks again for the help!


Incident Status Location

Adware:Adware/Transponder No disinfected c:\window\system32\owbcxb.exe
Adware:Adware/Transponder No disinfected c:\window\system32\qslhocz.exe
Adware:Adware/SaveNow No disinfected C:\Program Files\Save
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT
Adware:Adware/MyWay No disinfected C:\Program Files\MySearch
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\Program Files\180search Assistant
Spyware:Spyware/ISTbar No disinfected C:\Program Files\Common Files\Totem Shared
Adware:Adware/KeenValue No disinfected C:\Program Files\PerfectNav
Adware:Adware/PowerScan No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Fun & Games\Betting.lnk
Adware:Adware/MyWebSearch No disinfected C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
Adware:Adware/NaviPromo No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Fun & Games\Betting.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Fun & Games\Casino Palace.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Fun & Games\Casino.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Fun & Games\Games.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Fun & Games\Horoscope.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Going Places\Air Tickets.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Going Places\Car Rentals.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Going Places\Hotel Deals.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Going Places\Luggage.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Going Places\Travel.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Living\Dating.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Living\Find a Degree.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Living\Find a job.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Living\Home.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Living\Insurance.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Auctions.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Books.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Computers.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Discount.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Flowers.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Golf.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Jewelry.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Movies.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Music.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Online Store.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Perfume.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop\Sleepwear.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Technology\Adware Remover.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Technology\Anti-Virus.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Technology\PC Cleaner.lnk
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Technology\Tech & gadgets.lnk
Adware:Adware/Transponder No disinfected C:\WINDOW\mpwzlu.exe
Adware:Adware/Transponder No disinfected C:\WINDOW\system32\owbcxb.exe
Adware:Adware/Transponder No disinfected C:\WINDOW\system32\qslhocz.exe




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

+ Created on: 1:57:18 PM, 6/27/2005
+ Report-Checksum: E29D8D74

+ Date of database: 6/27/2005
+ Version of scan engine: v3.0

+ Duration: 78 min
+ Scanned Files: 49815
+ Speed: 10.62 Files/Second
+ Infected files: 9
+ Removed files: 9
+ Files put in quarantine: 9
+ Files that could not be opened: 0
+ Files that could not be cleaned: 0

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

+ Scanned items:
C:\
D:\

+ Scan result:
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Cookies\colin@48581385[1].txt -> Spyware.Tracking-Cookie -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Local Settings\Temp\GVT\aurareco.exe -> Spyware.BetterInternet -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Local Settings\Temp\LGE\aurareco.exe -> Spyware.BetterInternet -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Local Settings\Temp\PNU\aurareco.exe -> Spyware.BetterInternet -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Local Settings\Temp\SDF\aurareco.exe -> Spyware.BetterInternet -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Local Settings\Temp\ZLG\aurareco.exe -> Spyware.BetterInternet.f -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Program Files\MySearch\bar\1.bin\NPMYSRCH.DLL -> Spyware.MyWay.j -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOW\rkmqdcauf.exe -> Spyware.BetterInternet -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOW\system32\igztjij.exe -> Spyware.BetterInternet -> Cleaned with backup


::Report End

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:35:02 PM, on 6/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOW\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOW\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOW\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOW\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\svchost.exe
c:\window\system32\owbcxb.exe
c:\window\system32\qslhocz.exe
D:\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOW\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SP2ConnPatcher] "D:\P2P\Warez P2P Client\SP2 Connection Patcher\sp2connpatcher.exe" -n=200
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1111766358455
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
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Hi K_O_D,

Please remove the following folders using Windows Explorer (if present):

C:\Program Files\Save
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT
C:\Program Files\MySearch
C:\Program Files\180search Assistant
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Totem Shared
C:\Program Files\PerfectNav
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Fun & Games
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Going Places
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Living
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Shop
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin\Favorites\Technology




Just a few random bad files to clean up.
  • Open HiJackThis
  • Click on the configure button on the bottom right
  • Click on the tab "Misc Tools"
  • Click on "Delete File on Reboot"
  • Navigate to this file - C:\WINDOW\mpwzlu.exe
  • Double click on that file.
  • HJT asks you if you want to reboot, now. Click "no".

    Do that for the following files also, until you get to the last one, then click "yes" when HJT asks you to reboot.

C:\WINDOW\system32\owbcxb.exe
C:\WINDOW\system32\qslhocz.exe


Post back when you finish and tell me how your computer is running :tazz:
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Hey Excal, just finished getting rid of those files, though "C:\WINDOW\system32\owbcxb.exe" was not present when I went to command HijackThis to delete it on reboot. So far everything is looking great, I haven't had any virus problems so far, and aurora has yet to pop up....so, so far so good. Thanks for the help, and if I need anymore in the future, I'll be sure to come here again. I guess the mods can close this topic, unless you - or anyone else - has anything further to mention.
Thanks!
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Great job, it appears your computer is clean :tazz:

Ensure you rehide your “hidden files and folders” back to the way they were.

Now that your system is Malware Free, it is important to reset your system Restore. Click Here to learn how to.

Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:

Ad-aware SE

Spybot S&D


If you are unhappy with your current antivirus and want to replace it or if you dont already have one, I suggest one of these free programs:
*Note - do not use more than one anti-virus program as it will more than likely cause conflict.

AVG
Avast


The following free programs are great for prevention:

SpywareBlaster 3.4

Spywareguard

IE/Spyad


A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:

Sygate

Kerio

ZoneLabs

There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:

Firefox

Opera

This site is a great source for tightening up security on Internet Explorer settings.

Make sure that you keep your Operating System and IE updated with the latest Critical Security Updates from Microsoft...they usually come out once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program:

Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided.
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Well, to set your mind somewhat at ease, I already use Adaware SE and AVG7 (I update them regularly) the windows firewall is always on, and I keep on top of critical updates. I also use firefox for browsing. Usually I am pretty decent at keeping my computer clean of spyware, and have not had a problem like this before. I think it may be in part due to the fact that I recently moved in with my sister and brother-in-law for the summer. I suspect that they are not so aware of spyware issues and what may carry them. Then again, I should have taken some preventative steps and made sure they were aware. Anyways, you have truly been a great help, and hopefully I won't have to come here complainging about more infestations of my PC. Thnx!
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Your more than welcomed ;)

I would suggest using one of the other firewalls instead of the MicroSoft Windows one. I don't feel it offers as much protection. Just my 2 cents ;)


Good luck

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

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

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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