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hilda

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Whenever I try to open internet explorer i get an error message:
Internet explorer has encountered problems and needs to close.
We are sorry for any inconvienience caused etc.

I have read through other postings and someone had the same problem as this. They were told they had MALWARE problems and should use Hijack this.

The problem is how do i use hijack this if I cannot get onto the internet - i keep getting that error message. (I am typing this on my computer at work)

please help! :tazz:
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Since you have a Work PC that has Internet,you can download HijackThis to a floppy or a CD and take it home and Install it on the corrupt PC from the floppy or CD!

Heres a Hint I dont often recommend!

Try Booting the PC up in Safe Mode With Networking and see if you cant get an Internet Connection that way!

Keep in Mind,you will be totally unprotected when you boot that way!


If one of these methods gets a HijackThis log from the corrupt PC,post it back here and I will have a look!
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Hi,
I deleted a lot of files of my computer all the temporary files etc. - i still can't access the internet but it is letting me open it now - it now goes that page where it says it cannot connect to the webpage try refresh or you can detect the internet settings etc.

I have been using Avast a free anti-virus programme and i think this may have caused some problems - I can't even seem to uninstall it now. Think I should invest in a proper anti-virus programme
So this could now be a problem with the internet connection.

I have attached the Hijack this file. Can you have look.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:21:13, on 25/07/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MPB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-gb\msnappau.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd2.exe
C:\Program Files\fwt9q0vu\fwt9q0vu.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\fwt9q0vu\5913448.exe
C:\Program Files\fwt9q0vu\fwt9q0vu.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\setup\avast.setup
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.co.uk/0SEENGB/SAOS01
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.msn.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dixons.co.uk/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer Provided by blueyonder
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000000-0000-4188-835A-C6A007FA77AD} - C:\Program Files\fwt9q0vu\fwt9q0vu.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\ST\01.03.0000.1005\en-xu\stmain.dll
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.4000.1001\en-gb\msntb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.4000.1001\en-gb\msntb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HTpatch] C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPB] C:\WINDOWS\System32\MPB.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Tray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Workflow] F:\Workflow.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-gb\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LXBYCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LXBYtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SNPSTD2] C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [fwt9q0vu] C:\Program Files\fwt9q0vu\fwt9q0vu.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
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
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.dixons.co.uk/
O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://by23fd.bay23....es/MsnPUpld.cab
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: CA License Client (CA_LIC_CLNT) - Computer Associates - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\lic98rmt.exe
O23 - Service: CA License Server (CA_LIC_SRVR) - Computer Associates - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\lic98rmtd.exe
O23 - Service: Event Log Watch (LogWatch) - Computer Associates - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
O23 - Service: lxby_device - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\lxbycoms.exe

Thank ever so much
Hilda
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Hey,We are making progress,you gotta HijackThis log posted!

Go into Safe Mode and locate and Delete this entire folder

C:\Program Files\fwt9q0vu

Do whatever it takes to dismantle and delete that folder!

Explain further about the AV not removing!

Having the 2 you have both running is nothing less than an Appetite for Destruction!

We definatly need to get one of these AVs Removed!
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thank you for all your help so far - i will go home and try to delete that file. I tried to delete it last time couldn't - it kept saying another programme was using this file event though i had no other programmes open! Will try and do it in Safe mode tonight and let you know what happens.

By AV i guess thats anti-virus - i thought i only had Avast running! What else is going on?
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Hi got rid of that file Thank you for all your help - still can't get onto the internet but it is now because the computer can;t find the server. Think there must be a problem with my modem or the cables into the wall!!

Moving house soon so when they come and put the new cables in hopefully this will be sorted. MALWARE wouldn't stop my computer from finding the server would it?

Also can you tell me about this AV thig how do I have two of them?

Thank you Hilda
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