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Congratulations! Your system is CLEAN <_<

How do you prevent spyware from being installed again? We strongly recommend installing SpywareBlaster (it's free for personal use) Click Here.

Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Consumes no system resources.

Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done. Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page.

It's also very important to keep your system up to date to avoid unnecessary security risks. Click Here to make sure that you have the latest patches for Windows.

These next two steps are optional, but will provide the greatest protection.
1. Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness. We usually recommend FireFox Posted Image.
2. Install Sun's Java. It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine .

It's okay to delete the Hijack This folder if everything is working okay.

After doing all these, your system will be thoroughly protected from future threats. :D
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edit by admin: I'm not so sure this file is malicious, it may be installed by a a Sharp printer driver. Please explore to this file, right click the icon and select properties. Reply with what you find. C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPPDPSRV.EXE

OK. I spent a long time looking at this entry. We need to get rid of it.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDPServer] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPPDPSRV.EXE

Reboot into safe mode and get rid of this file.

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPPDPSRV.EXE <<this file

Clean out your temp files.

Rebooot

Run The Cleaner again.

Clean out your temp files.
Reboot and post a fresh log. <_<.

Edited by admin, 19 October 2004 - 08:50 PM.

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edit by admin: I'm not so sure this file is malicious, it may be installed by a a Sharp printer driver. Please explore to this file, right click the icon and select properties. Reply with what you find. C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPPDPSRV.EXE

OK. I spent a long time looking at this entry. We need to get rid of it.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDPServer] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPPDPSRV.EXE

Reboot into safe mode and get rid of this file.

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPPDPSRV.EXE <<this file

Clean out your temp files.

Rebooot

Run The Cleaner again.

Clean out your temp files.
Reboot and post a fresh log.  <_<.

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Could not find this file in Explore. I found "SPSTATUS" under the System folder in Explorer. I do have a Sharp Printer/FAX. Please Advise. Thanks for everything.
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Make sure you're able to view hidden files and try again.
View Hidden Files: http://www.xtra.co.n...1916458,00.html
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Make sure you're able to view hidden files and try again.
View Hidden Files: http://www.xtra.co.n...1916458,00.html

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Found it and got rid of it...Thanks. Even if it is my Sharp printer file, I don't use it any longer. <_<
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