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trojan.desktophijack and related [resolved]


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Our Expert Noadfear helped out :tazz:

Please open Notepad.

Copy the purple text to a new file.

Save it as repair.reg on your desktop.
change save as to 'all types'.


REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Shell"=-
"Shell"="Explorer.exe"

Close Notepad.

Double click repair.reg
When asked if you want to merge with the registry, click YES. Wait for the "merged successfully" prompt.

Reboot the computer. If you see any errormessages please write them down and let me know.
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OK. First off, I tried to download the task manager reset tool, but the source site seems to be down. So, I did not complete that.

I did add the registry fix and rebooted. No change in desktop appearance or functionality. No error messages either. just a lonely blue screen.....
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OK. The site with the task manager reset registry fix was back up, so I downloaded that and ran it as well. No change.
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ok, no problem.

Download FixO by Miekemoes.
Run FixO.bat and post the log it generates in the next reply.
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OK. When I tried to extract fixO it gave me an error message saying that the "process" file could not be extracted. I ran the fixo.bat anyway and here is what the log says:


running from ---
C:\FixO

StartPAge.O Removal batch 1.00

by miekiemoes

같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같
existing bad files:
-----------------------------------------------------
winadvt.dll present
C:\WINDOWS\hosts present


existing important bad keys:
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\WINDOWS\\explorer32dbg.exe"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iexplore.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\WINDOWS\\iexplore_dbg.exe"



Merging Registry----------


Deleting Files-------------


Searching for files not deleted:
-----------------------------------------------------


Searching for keys not deleted:
-----------------------------------------------------
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MY DESKTOP IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No more problems I think!

Is there any cleanup work that you need me to do? Immunization advice?

g2i2r4 - you are the man!

-G
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Thanks for that lovely respons, but it was Miekemoes' tool that did the trick and Noadfear's advise that helped you out. I had taken a look at the fix, but got distracted by all that happend.

I think YOU can take a bunch of applaus too. You kept hanging in there, helping me out, no matter what I wanted to see. Weldone. :tazz:

I have some advise for the future for you. I take it the computer is running ok now?
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Everything is running well. windows media player is not working but I am reinstalling that.

I would appreciate any advice for the future.

Is there anyway to split my donation amongst you and the others who helped? A general Geeks to Go fund of some sort?

Thanks

Glenn
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Is there anyway to split my donation amongst you and the others who helped?  A general Geeks to Go fund of some sort?

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I believe almost all of us have a link in the signature. I told you who helped. That way you can decide how to donate.

Thanks in advance.

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Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

    or

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

    Understanding and Using Firewalls

  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

  • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.
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