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One of my friends is having an issue with there PC. They aren't very knowledgeable at all except how to use the internet and, obviously, download the wrong things.

I've been trying to get rid of these annoying popups but I can't seem to locate the actual problem. I guess I should clarify "popups". IE can be completely closed and this spyware or whatever will open a new instance of IE and open some AD page.

They aren't bad ads. No [bleep] or anything like that.. just very annoying.

I downloaded and updated spy bot and adaware on his machine. I updated his Norton and rebooted his PC into safe mode. I then ran all three products deleting everything they found. Upon rebooting I noticed the computer seemed to run a bit better, but the ads will not go away.

My time there is actually limited to evenings, but if there are somewhat easy things that I can have him do, I'll forward on the information

So here is the HJT log that I am now trying to figure out what else to do with.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:17:53 PM, on 07/08/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cardello.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vidctrl] C:\WINDOWS\System32\vidctrl\vidctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [checkrun] C:\windows\system32\elitersv32.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [dlmMgr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ESD\AdobeDownloadManager.exe" restart=1
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Speedi-WIN Startup.lnk = C:\SPDWIN\MISC\dllpreld.exe
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
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...nst20040510.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1120590221828
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{8B908057-9CD4-4F05-B3CE-91981DD34532}: NameServer =,
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\System32\NavLogon.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ir6ul5j91.dll
O23 - Service: DefWatch - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Client (Norton AntiVirus Server) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

Thanks for any and all help. :tazz:

Edited by paledecay, 11 July 2005 - 01:38 PM.

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Nevermind, I located and fixed the problem.
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