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I 'think' I'm clean...finally [RESOLVED]


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jay9

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Hello peeps

Upon logging in I was getting a 'confirm dialling' (started yesterday) and constant pop ups for ads1.revenue.net, adsonwww and adshttp (been getting them for ages).
The pop-ups have been really frustrating as they happen even without an internet browser open, the only way I could stop them was to disable the internet connection

After spending most of the day working through all the suggestions in the newbie page I think I'm finally clean :tazz:

I've run Norton full system scan, Ad-Aware SE, Spybot S&D, (both twice) CleanUp!, SpywareGuard, CWShredder and Trend HouseCall

When I logged in after second reboot I got a Nortons warning telling me c:\windows\system32\shao.vbs had been found???
In one of the scans (can't remember which one sorry) it said Australia[1].exe had been detected but it couldn't fix it??
In the Housecall scan there were a couple of Sun Java files it said couldn't be fixed either.

I've run HijackThis and attached log below.

Upon logging in again the 'Confirm dialler' hasn't appeared and I haven't had any pop-ups.

Am I finally clean *fingers crossed* or is there something still to be cleaned up

thanking you in advance

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:06:33 PM, on 23/07/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MuchTV\tvrmvcr.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Hijack\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = www.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = www.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.msn.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.heraldsun...u/breakingnews/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http-gw:80
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: CCHelper - {0CF0B8EE-6596-11D5-A98E-0003470BB48E} - C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Pro\CCHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Pa&nicware Pop-Up Stopper Pro - {B1E741E7-1E77-40D4-9FD8-51949B9CCBD0} - C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Pro\popuppro.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDElbyCDFL] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dos] dos64.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] MMTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Norton SystemWorks] "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\cfgwiz.exe" /GUID {05858CFD-5CC4-4ceb-AAAF-CF00BF39736A} /MODE CfgWiz
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: MuchTV Remote.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.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: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...er.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {FE0BD779-44EE-4A4B-AA2E-743C63F2E5E6} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://pdl.stream.ao.../ampx_en_dl.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3B6446E8-DA10-4539-944F-4B0FB72B52B5}: NameServer = 192.168.0.2
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{3B6446E8-DA10-4539-944F-4B0FB72B52B5}: NameServer = 192.168.0.2
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{3B6446E8-DA10-4539-944F-4B0FB72B52B5}: NameServer = 192.168.0.2
O23 - Service: C-DillaCdaC11BA - C-Dilla Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service (NPFMntor) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Speed Disk service - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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Hi Jay9,


Looks like you did a great job.


There is one small item to take care of -

Run Hijack This and click on scan. The following items need to be fixed -

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dos] dos64.exe

Close all windows other than Hijack This. Check the boxes next to above items and click on Fix checked.

Reboot the PC in Safe Mode (Repeatedly tap the F8 key when the PC is starting up).

Locate and delete the file -

dos64.exe

(Use the windows search function to locate this file.)

Reboot the PC in Normal Mode.


Please visit Panda and do an online scan. Save the scan report.

Run Hijack This and post a fresh HJT log along with Panda scan report.
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thanks Tampabelle

Windows search only found 1 file (dos64.exe-??????.pf) in c:\windows\prefetch folder and I deleted it (I'd already deleted dos64.exe out of system32 folder yesterday)

I've tried running Panda three times and it gets a minute or so in and then IE windows close down ;)

I tried a complete MyComputer scan twice. On the second attempt I saw it had detected 6 files, on the third attempt I tried a just hard drives scan - it hadn't detected anything but still closed down ;)

Any idea why this happens?
In the interim I'm attempting an Ewido scan instead

New HJT log attached incase there's something in this that explains why Panda is closing

(on the plus side, I haven't had a pop-up since yesterday :tazz: )

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:18:36 PM, on 24/07/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MuchTV\tvrmvcr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Hijack\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = www.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = www.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.msn.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.heraldsun...u/breakingnews/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http-gw:80
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: CCHelper - {0CF0B8EE-6596-11D5-A98E-0003470BB48E} - C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Pro\CCHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Pa&nicware Pop-Up Stopper Pro - {B1E741E7-1E77-40D4-9FD8-51949B9CCBD0} - C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Pro\popuppro.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDElbyCDFL] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] MMTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Norton SystemWorks] "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\cfgwiz.exe" /GUID {05858CFD-5CC4-4ceb-AAAF-CF00BF39736A} /MODE CfgWiz
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: MuchTV Remote.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.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: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...er.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {FE0BD779-44EE-4A4B-AA2E-743C63F2E5E6} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://pdl.stream.ao.../ampx_en_dl.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3B6446E8-DA10-4539-944F-4B0FB72B52B5}: NameServer = 192.168.0.2
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{3B6446E8-DA10-4539-944F-4B0FB72B52B5}: NameServer = 192.168.0.2
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{3B6446E8-DA10-4539-944F-4B0FB72B52B5}: NameServer = 192.168.0.2
O23 - Service: C-DillaCdaC11BA - C-Dilla Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service (NPFMntor) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Speed Disk service - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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Ewido scan completed and cleaned.

Refreshed HJT log and ewido scan report

Also, as I use Nortons should I uninstall ewido after all this is finished



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:42:29 PM, on 24/07/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MuchTV\tvrmvcr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\Hijack\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = www.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = www.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.msn.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.heraldsun...u/breakingnews/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http-gw:80
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: CCHelper - {0CF0B8EE-6596-11D5-A98E-0003470BB48E} - C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Pro\CCHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Pa&nicware Pop-Up Stopper Pro - {B1E741E7-1E77-40D4-9FD8-51949B9CCBD0} - C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Pro\popuppro.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDElbyCDFL] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] MMTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Norton SystemWorks] "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\cfgwiz.exe" /GUID {05858CFD-5CC4-4ceb-AAAF-CF00BF39736A} /MODE CfgWiz
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: MuchTV Remote.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.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: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...er.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {FE0BD779-44EE-4A4B-AA2E-743C63F2E5E6} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://pdl.stream.ao.../ampx_en_dl.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3B6446E8-DA10-4539-944F-4B0FB72B52B5}: NameServer = 192.168.0.2
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{3B6446E8-DA10-4539-944F-4B0FB72B52B5}: NameServer = 192.168.0.2
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = big.home.net
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{3B6446E8-DA10-4539-944F-4B0FB72B52B5}: NameServer = 192.168.0.2
O23 - Service: C-DillaCdaC11BA - C-Dilla Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.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
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service (NPFMntor) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Speed Disk service - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe





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ewido security suite - Scan report
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+ Created on: 4:40:40 PM, 24/07/2005
+ Report-Checksum: AF73E06D

+ Scan result:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8940E505-72C6-44DE-BE85-1D746780EFBF} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{49DB48FF-02B5-4645-B676-94A4DF1AA026} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{6E0ED53C-9908-49ED-B055-7CB31B162577} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{830D3AED-2FA9-454F-B266-D931862BBF34} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{8C53BD8E-B12D-4C8F-AD0E-C9DDC39D1273} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{9BCDD51B-4A7B-446C-8452-D32D38004582} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A986F4DB-792E-4571-8974-0BB6E024766F} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BCCAB53D-0895-40C3-A942-A03538CE227A} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C0F88E9E-DCEB-4655-968A-AE508A677C39} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{D7EAC2D8-2D52-4010-A4AD-DFDF60C1706C} -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\SWRT01.RT -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\SWRT01.RT\Clsid -> Spyware.SecondThought : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{5E594162-60A9-487D-84B8-DBDD716CB862} -> Spyware.VirtualBouncer : Cleaned with backup
HKU\S-1-5-21-1004336348-1343024091-854245398-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{ED103D9F-3070-4580-AB1E-E5C179C1AE41} -> Spyware.SearchMiracle : Cleaned with backup
HKU\S-1-5-21-1004336348-1343024091-854245398-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{ED103D9F-3070-4580-AB1E-E5C179C1AE41} -> Spyware.SearchMiracle : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\file\ok.class-176fd6ab-37a191e1.class -> Trojan.Nocheat : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\file\SecurityClassLoader.class-6fd9f626-6b2fb90a.class -> TrojanDownloader.Small.wv : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\ar3.jar-1199dff7-6f68f957.zip/Gummy.class -> Trojan.Java.Femad : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\ar3.jar-13e49ae9-4282c20e.zip/Gummy.class -> Trojan.Java.Femad : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\ar3.jar-1f8b980f-17084702.zip/Gummy.class -> Trojan.Java.Femad : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\ar3.jar-31548af4-37b343ca.zip/Gummy.class -> Trojan.Java.Femad : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\ar3.jar-3c0efa2b-13d6ddee.zip/Gummy.class -> Trojan.Java.Femad : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\ar3.jar-586bddde-3bace582.zip/Gummy.class -> Trojan.Java.Femad : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\ar3.jar-60445f20-1f6a9b33.zip/Gummy.class -> Trojan.Java.Femad : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\ar3.jar-77402a30-13a993d3.zip/Gummy.class -> Trojan.Java.Femad : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\ar3.jar-78ee691-57ce8e84.zip/Gummy.class -> Trojan.Java.Femad : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\archive.jar-487b52a0-7cba8e97.zip/BlackBox.class -> TrojanDropper.Beyond.g : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave and Janine\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\archive.jar-487b52a0-7cba8e97.zip/Beyond.class -> TrojanDropper.Beyond.g : Cleaned with backup
C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP\CTInstall.exe -> Spyware.TimeSink : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\C96NS5UB\protector_update[1].exe -> Heuristic.Win32.Morphine-Crypted : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteaty32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteaye32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\elitebgl32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\elitecoc32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteezi32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\elitelje32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\elitenuk32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteogh32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\elitepcl32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteppo32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteppy32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliterrn32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteuwp32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\elitexdh32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteybj32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteycr32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\eliteynf32.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\in4bdlA.dll -> Spyware.BargainBuddy : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SWRT01.dll -> Spyware.VirtualBouncer : Cleaned with backup
::Report End

Edited by jay9, 24 July 2005 - 12:46 AM.

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Hi Jay9,

Your log looks clean !!!!

Do you have any continuing issues with your PC ???


You can keep Ewido. You can scan with Ewido once in a while to clean up any junk, if it is there.

In Ewido's settings , make sure that it doesnt run on Start up. Since you downloaded the trial version of Ewido, it doesnt enable all features. One of the key features not available is that the signature files are not automatically updated. So everytime you want to run a scan, make sure to update the signature files and then run the scan !!!
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after ;) and wanting to ;) :tazz:
my popup problems have been banished

It's now a big :help:


thanks heaps

:help: :help:
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Hi Jay9,

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!! Your PC is clean :tazz:



I would recommend the following steps to keep your PC clean (especially Step 8 now that your PC is clean) –

PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR FUTURE

Operating System
1. Keep the Windows and Internet Explorer updated with the latest fixes. These fixes are available free from Microsoft. Click on Tools in the IE menu bar and then on Windows update. You can also use the following links

Windows security and critical updates
Internet Explorer security and critical updates

Also ensure that automatic updates are enabled for faster updation of the system.
(Right click on My Computer on your desktop, properties and Automatic Updates tab.


Anti-Virus Software
2. Keep your Anti-virus program updated with the latest definitions. Some of the common anti-virus programs in use are :

Norton Anti-Virus
McAfee Anti-Virus
AVG Anti-Virus --- freeware
Avast Home Edition --- freeware

Use only one anti-virus program as multiple such programs can create conflicts between themselves and severely hamper the performance of your PC.


Firewall
3. You should also have a good firewall. Here are 3 free ones available for personal use:
Sygate Personal Firewall, Kerio Personal Firewall, ZoneAlarm


Internet Browsers
4. Have robust explorer settings. It is preferable to use an internet browser other that IE as most of the malware is targetted at IE. In case you prefer to use IE, then download a list of innocent looking but harmful websites from IE-Spyad and install it on ur PC. IE-SPYAD puts over 5000 sites in your internet explorer's restricted zone, so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't really innocent at all.

Some alternate browsers I suggest are Firefox Mozilla Browser and Opera

Ensure that Security level, irrespective of whichever browser you use, is set at Medium or higher, restrict the usage of cookies and activeX components.


Spyware Protection
5. Have a wall of protection against spyware / adware by installing SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard.

SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard are by JavaCool and both are free programs.
SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed and consumes no system resources.
SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation and browser hijack attempts. Both have free ongoing updates.


Spyware Removers
6. Install programs for scanning for malware and uninstalling them. Two of the best programs, both are freeware, are :

Spybot Search & Destroy - A powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.

AdAware SE Personal Edition - Another very powerful tool which searches and kills nasties that infect your system. AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy compliment each other very well.


Regular Maintenance of PC
7. Finally, invest some time for regular maintenance of your PC. Delete the temporary Internet files, temporary files, cookies etc. Click on Start button, Programs, Accessories, System Tools and run the program Disk Cleanup. Follow the instructions.

An alternate freeware software which can be used is CleanUp.

Keep your Registry clean. My favourite software is Registry First Aid. This is not a freeware but a trial version can be downloaded.


System Restore Points
8. Since your PC is currently clean, create a system restore point. A system restore would enable you to revert to the settings on the PC when the restore point was created. It is also a good idea to flush all earlier system restore points which may be containing infected files.

A. Turn off System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

B. Restart your computer.

C. Turn ON System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

System Restore will now be active again.


Go ahead and enjoy a clean PC !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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