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I'm not a computer person, I just need help with this spyware thing, it would be greatly appreciated.

Every time I delete coolWWWsearch.leftovers and EffectiveBandToolbar on spybot they come back after reboot. From my internet reading I gather I need to post something called a HijackThis log. I hope this is the right thing, it seems shorter than the others I see, but maybe thats because I finished the computer yesterday (and it's already infected. boo.)

I also have the Microsoft AntiSpyware program and it has a respawning problem too called SearhExtender

And then on top of it all, or maybe because of it all, I have this about:blank thing too.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:18:55 AM, on 7/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\se.dll/space.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\se.dll/space.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CF98F5D6-7B88-4716-A150-446533A35089} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ljoi.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sp] rundll32 C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\se.dll,DllInstall
O18 - Filter: text/html - {23725E35-63E4-48B8-B178-284BD1492F99} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ljoi.dll
O18 - Filter: text/plain - {23725E35-63E4-48B8-B178-284BD1492F99} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ljoi.dll
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

Edited by akirachan, 20 July 2005 - 01:29 AM.

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Hello :tazz:

Sorry for the delayed response, it has been very busy lately.

If you still require help please post a new Hijack log in this
thread and I will help you. If your problem has been fixed please
respond and let us know.

(make sure everything is checked in startup)

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i actually ended up just reformatting the hd, thanks though
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Thats too bad :tazz:

Well your system is clean now ;)

Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:

Detect and Remove Programs:
  • How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
  • How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
Prevention Programs:
  • Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
  • Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to which is your local computer
  • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
Other necessary Programs:
  • AntiVirus Program<= An AntiVirus program is a must! Whether it is a free version like AVG or Anti-Vir, or a shareware version like Norton or Kapersky, this is a must have.
  • Firewall<= A firewall is definatley a must have. Two good free versions are Sygate and ZoneLabs.
  • More Secure Browser<= Internet Explorer is not the most secure and best browser. There are safer and better alternatives available. I recommend Firefox, however Opera and SlimBrowsers are good as well.
And also see TonyKlein's good advice
So how did I get infected in the first place? and Spyware Aid's spyware article: Spyware, Adware, Malware: What it is, how it got on my computer, how to get rid of it, and how to prevent it.
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