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Buckeye_Sam

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Hi RaptorGirl,

It sounds like you just about have things wrapped up. Yes you did the right things by deleting that file. If you find that Adaware keeps finding registry entries that it can't remove let me know.


Here are some optional fixes you can make with Hijackthis. These are programs that run automatically at startup. They are not necessary to be run at every startup and hog your computer's resources. Fixing these will improve boot up time and performance.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "c:\program files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.03.0000.1005\en-ca\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Startup: CleanSweep Smart Sweep-Internet Sweep.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\csinsm32.exe
O4 - User Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - User Startup: CleanSweep Smart Sweep-Internet Sweep.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\csinsm32.exe




On your other profile there shouldn't be much to clean up besides a few registry entries. Just run Spybot and Adaware with it and then post the log. We'll see what shows up. :tazz:

Edited by Buckeye_Sam, 06 August 2005 - 06:07 AM.

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Hi Sam,

I took a look at the other user profile. I ran an AdAware Scan:

Ad-Aware SE Build 1.06r1
Logfile Created on:Saturday, August 06, 2005 10:31:30 AM
Created with Ad-Aware SE Personal, free for private use.
Using definitions file:SE1R60 04.08.2005
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References detected during the scan:
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Alexa(TAC index:5):1 total references
MRU List(TAC index:0):19 total references
Possible Browser Hijack attempt(TAC index:3):2 total references
Tracking Cookie(TAC index:3):6 total references
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Definition File:
=========================
Definitions File Loaded:
Reference Number : SE1R60 04.08.2005
Internal build : 70
File location : C:\PROGRAM FILES\LAVASOFT\AD-AWARE SE PERSONAL\defs.ref
File size : 506981 Bytes
Total size : 1528563 Bytes
Signature data size : 1495861 Bytes
Reference data size : 32190 Bytes
Signatures total : 42593
CSI Fingerprints total : 1001
CSI data size : 35296 Bytes
Target categories : 15
Target families : 728


Memory + processor status:
==========================
Number of processors : 1
Processor architecture : Intel Pentium II
Memory available:32 %
Total physical memory:196120 kb
Available physical memory:17544 kb
Total page file size:1901028 kb
Available on page file:1782372 kb
Total virtual memory:2093056 kb
Available virtual memory:2046720 kb
OS:Microsoft Windows 98 SE

Ad-Aware SE Settings
===========================
Set : Search for negligible risk entries
Set : Search for low-risk threats
Set : Safe mode (always request confirmation)
Set : Scan active processes
Set : Scan registry
Set : Deep-scan registry
Set : Scan my IE Favorites for banned URLs
Set : Scan within archives
Set : Scan my Hosts file

Extended Ad-Aware SE Settings
===========================
Set : Unload recognized processes & modules during scan
Set : Obtain command line of scanned processes
Set : Scan registry for all users instead of current user only
Set : Always try to unload modules before deletion
Set : Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot
Set : Delete quarantined objects after restoring
Set : Write-protect system files after repair (Hosts file, etc.)
Set : Include basic Ad-Aware settings in log file
Set : Include additional Ad-Aware settings in log file
Set : Include reference summary in log file
Set : Include alternate data stream details in log file
Set : Play sound at scan completion if scan locates critical objects


8-6-05 10:31:30 AM - Scan started. (Custom mode)

Listing running processes
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#:1 [KERNEL32.DLL]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
Command Line : n/a
ProcessID : 4293866659
Threads : 4
Priority : High
FileVersion : 4.10.2222
ProductVersion : 4.10.2222
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Win32 Kernel core component
InternalName : KERNEL32
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1991-1999
OriginalFilename : KERNEL32.DLL

#:2 [MSGSRV32.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
Command Line : n/a
ProcessID : 4294926407
Threads : 1
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.10.2222
ProductVersion : 4.10.2222
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Windows 32-bit VxD Message Server
InternalName : MSGSRV32
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1992-1998
OriginalFilename : MSGSRV32.EXE

#:3 [MPREXE.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
ProcessID : 4294932439
Threads : 1
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.10.1998
ProductVersion : 4.10.1998
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : WIN32 Network Interface Service Process
InternalName : MPREXE
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1993-1998
OriginalFilename : MPREXE.EXE

#:4 [MSTASK.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
Command Line : mstask.exe
ProcessID : 4294893671
Threads : 2
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.71.1972.1
ProductVersion : 4.71.1972.1
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Task Scheduler
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Task Scheduler Engine
InternalName : TaskScheduler
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 2000
OriginalFilename : mstask.exe

#:5 [CCEVTMGR.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"
ProcessID : 4294898851
Threads : 14
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 103.0.2.10
ProductVersion : 103.0.2.10
ProductName : Client and Host Security Platform
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Symantec Event Manager Service
InternalName : ccEvtMgr
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2000-2004 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : ccEvtMgr.exe

#:6 [CCSETMGR.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe"
ProcessID : 4294839431
Threads : 5
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 103.0.2.10
ProductVersion : 103.0.2.10
ProductName : Client and Host Security Platform
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Symantec Settings Manager Service
InternalName : ccSetMgr
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2000-2004 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : ccSetMgr.exe

#:7 [SYMTRAY.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe" "Norton SystemWorks
ProcessID : 4294846991
Threads : 1
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 2005.8.99
ProductVersion : 2005.8.99
ProductName : Norton SystemWorks
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Norton SystemWorks SymTray
InternalName : SymTray.exe
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 1997-2004 Symantec Corporation
OriginalFilename : SymTray.exe

#:8 [mmtask.tsk]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
Command Line : n/a
ProcessID : 4294851807
Threads : 1
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.03.1998
ProductVersion : 4.03.1998
ProductName : Microsoft Windows
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Multimedia background task support module
InternalName : mmtask.tsk
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1991-1998
OriginalFilename : mmtask.tsk

#:9 [NPFMNTOR.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\IWP\NPFMNTOR.EXE
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe"
ProcessID : 4294815275
Threads : 3
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 11.0.2.4
ProductVersion : 11.0.2
ProductName : Norton AntiVirus
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Norton AntiVirus Firewall Install Monitor
InternalName : NPFMonitor
LegalCopyright : Norton AntiVirus 2005 for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Copyright © 2004 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : NPFMonitor.EXE

#:10 [EXPLORER.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
ProcessID : 4294802551
Threads : 16
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.72.3110.1
ProductVersion : 4.72.3110.1
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows NT® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Windows Explorer
InternalName : explorer
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1981-1997
OriginalFilename : EXPLORER.EXE

#:11 [TASKMON.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
Command Line : "C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe"
ProcessID : 4294810087
Threads : 1
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.10.1998
ProductVersion : 4.10.1998
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Task Monitor
InternalName : TaskMon
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1998
OriginalFilename : TASKMON.EXE

#:12 [SYSTRAY.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
Command Line : "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SysTray.Exe"
ProcessID : 4294775695
Threads : 2
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.10.2222
ProductVersion : 4.10.2222
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : System Tray Applet
InternalName : SYSTRAY
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1993-1998
OriginalFilename : SYSTRAY.EXE

#:13 [KODAKCCS.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\KODAKCCS.EXE
Command Line : "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\KodakCCS.exe"
ProcessID : 4294875907
Threads : 2
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 1.1.5100.4
ProductVersion : 4.4.0.0
ProductName : Kodak DC File System Driver (Win32)
CompanyName : Eastman Kodak Company
FileDescription : Kodak DC Ring 3 Conduit (Win32)
InternalName : KodakCCS.exe
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Eastman Kodak Co. 2000-2004
OriginalFilename : DcFsSvc.exe

#:14 [STIMON.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
Command Line : "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE"
ProcessID : 4294710439
Threads : 3
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.10.2222
ProductVersion : 4.10.2222
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Still Image Devices Monitor
InternalName : STIMON
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1996-1998
OriginalFilename : STIMON.EXE

#:15 [LOADQM.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
Command Line : "C:\WINDOWS\loadqm.exe"
ProcessID : 4294720615
Threads : 3
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.4.1103.3
ProductVersion : 5.4.1103.3
ProductName : QMgr Loader
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Microsoft QMgr
InternalName : LOADQM.EXE
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1981-1999
OriginalFilename : LOADQM.EXE

#:16 [MSNAPPAU.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\UPDATER\01.03.0000.1005\EN-CA\MSNAPPAU.EXE
Command Line : "C:\program files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.03.0000.1005\en-ca\msnappau.exe"
ProcessID : 4294727687
Threads : 3
Priority : Normal


#:17 [3DFXMAN.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\3DFX INTERACTIVE\3DFX TOOLS\APPS\3DFXMAN.EXE
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\3dfx Interactive\3dfx Tools\Apps\3dfxMan.exe"
ProcessID : 4294811959
Threads : 2
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 2.1.9.139
ProductVersion : 2.6.2.116
ProductName : 3dfx Tools
CompanyName : 3dfx Interactive, Inc.
FileDescription : 3dfxTools Task Manager
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 3dfx Interactive, Inc. 2000

#:18 [CCAPP.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
ProcessID : 4294641387
Threads : 36
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 103.0.2.10
ProductVersion : 103.0.2.10
ProductName : Client and Host Security Platform
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Symantec User Session
InternalName : ccApp
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2000-2004 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : ccApp.exe

#:19 [SYMLCSVC.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCPD-LC\SYMLCSVC.EXE
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe" start
ProcessID : 4294658423
Threads : 1
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 1, 8, 54, 478
ProductVersion : 1, 8, 54, 478
ProductName : Symantec Core Component
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Symantec Core Component
InternalName : symlcsvc
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2003
OriginalFilename : symlcsvc.exe

#:20 [RunDLL.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
Command Line : n/a
ProcessID : 4294611171
Threads : 1
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.10.1998
ProductVersion : 4.10.1998
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Run a DLL as an App
InternalName : rundll
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1991-1998
OriginalFilename : RUNDLL.EXE

#:21 [MSNMSGR.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
Command Line : "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
ProcessID : 4294626215
Threads : 15
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 7.0.0816
ProductVersion : 7.0.0816
ProductName : MSN Messenger
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : MSN Messenger
InternalName : msnmsgr
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corporation 1997-2005
LegalTrademarks : Microsoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
OriginalFilename : msnmsgr.exe

#:22 [WMIEXE.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
Command Line : WmiExe 52
ProcessID : 4294563511
Threads : 3
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.00.1755.1
ProductVersion : 5.00.1755.1
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows NT® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : WMI service exe housing
InternalName : wmiexe
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1981-1998
OriginalFilename : wmiexe.exe

#:23 [SNDSRVC.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SNDSRVC.EXE
Command Line : "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SndSrvc.exe"
ProcessID : 4294738827
Threads : 7
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.4.2.17
ProductVersion : 5.4
ProductName : Symantec Security Drivers
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Network Driver Service
InternalName : SndSrvc
LegalCopyright : Copyright 2002, 2003, 2004 Symantec Corporation
OriginalFilename : SndSrvc.exe

#:24 [DDHELP.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
Command Line : ddhelp.exe
ProcessID : 4294222575
Threads : 2
Priority : Realtime
FileVersion : 4.08.01.0881
ProductVersion : 4.08.01.0881
ProductName : Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® 95 and 98
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Microsoft DirectX Helper
InternalName : DDHelp.exe
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1994-2001
OriginalFilename : DDHelp.exe

#:25 [AD-AWARE.EXE]
ModuleName : C:\PROGRAM FILES\LAVASOFT\AD-AWARE SE PERSONAL\AD-AWARE.EXE
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe"
ProcessID : 4294431251
Threads : 2
Priority : Normal
FileVersion : 6.2.0.236
ProductVersion : SE 106
ProductName : Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE
CompanyName : Lavasoft Sweden
FileDescription : Ad-Aware SE Core application
InternalName : Ad-Aware.exe
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Lavasoft AB Sweden
OriginalFilename : Ad-Aware.exe
Comments : All Rights Reserved

Memory scan result:
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New critical objects: 0
Objects found so far: 0


Started registry scan
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Alexa Object Recognized!
Type : RegValue
Data :
TAC Rating : 5
Category : Data Miner
Comment : "{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a}"
Rootkey : HKEY_USERS
Object : James\software\microsoft\internet explorer\extensions\cmdmapping
Value : {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a}

Registry Scan result:
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New critical objects: 1
Objects found so far: 1


Started deep registry scan
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Possible Browser Hijack attempt : James\Software\Microsoft\Internet ExplorerSearchURLfind4u.com

Possible Browser Hijack attempt Object Recognized!
Type : RegData
Data : "http://top-find4u.com/sp.htm"
TAC Rating : 5
Category : Data Miner
Comment : Possible Browser Hijack attempt
Rootkey : HKEY_USERS
Object : James\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
Value : SearchURL
Data : "http://top-find4u.com/sp.htm"
Possible Browser Hijack attempt : James\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURLSearchURLfind4u.com

Possible Browser Hijack attempt Object Recognized!
Type : RegData
Data : "http://top-find4u.com/sp.htm"
TAC Rating : 5
Category : Data Miner
Comment : Possible Browser Hijack attempt
Rootkey : HKEY_USERS
Object : James\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL
Value : SearchURL
Data : "http://top-find4u.com/sp.htm"

Deep registry scan result:
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New critical objects: 2
Objects found so far: 3

MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\James\Application Data\microsoft\office\recent
Description : list of recently opened documents using microsoft office


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : software\microsoft\direct3d\mostrecentapplication
Description : most recent application to use microsoft direct3d


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : software\microsoft\direct3d\mostrecentapplication
Description : most recent application to use microsoft direct X


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : software\microsoft\directdraw\mostrecentapplication
Description : most recent application to use microsoft directdraw


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\directinput\mostrecentapplication
Description : most recent application to use microsoft directinput


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\directinput\mostrecentapplication
Description : most recent application to use microsoft directinput


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\internet explorer
Description : last download directory used in microsoft internet explorer


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\internet explorer\typedurls
Description : list of recently entered addresses in microsoft internet explorer


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\mediaplayer\preferences
Description : last playlist loaded in microsoft windows media player


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\office\10.0\clip organizer\search\last query
Description : last query in microsoft clip organizer


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\office\10.0\common\general
Description : list of recently used symbols in microsoft office


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\office\10.0\common\open find\microsoft word\settings\open\file name mru
Description : list of recent documents opened by microsoft word


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\office\10.0\common\open find\microsoft word\settings\save as\file name mru
Description : list of recent documents saved by microsoft word


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\office\10.0\excel\recent files
Description : list of recent files used by microsoft excel


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\applets\paint\recent file list
Description : list of files recently opened using microsoft paint


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\applets\wordpad\recent file list
Description : list of recent files opened using wordpad


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\doc find spec mru
Description : list of recently used search terms for locating files using the microsoft windows operating system


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\microsoft\windows media\wmsdk\general
Description : windows media sdk


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : James\software\winrar\dialogedithistory\extrpath
Description : winrar "extract-to" history



Started Tracking Cookie scan
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Tracking cookie scan result:
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New critical objects: 0
Objects found so far: 22



Deep scanning and examining files (C:)
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Tracking Cookie Object Recognized!
Type : IECache Entry
Data : norann@2o7[1].txt
TAC Rating : 3
Category : Data Miner
Comment :
Value : C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\norann\Cookies\norann@2o7[1].txt

Tracking Cookie Object Recognized!
Type : IECache Entry
Data : norann@tribalfusion[1].txt
TAC Rating : 3
Category : Data Miner
Comment :
Value : C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\norann\Cookies\norann@tribalfusion[1].txt

Tracking Cookie Object Recognized!
Type : IECache Entry
Data : norann@ads.pointroll[2].txt
TAC Rating : 3
Category : Data Miner
Comment :
Value : C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\norann\Cookies\norann@ads.pointroll[2].txt

Tracking Cookie Object Recognized!
Type : IECache Entry
Data : norann@casalemedia[1].txt
TAC Rating : 3
Category : Data Miner
Comment :
Value : C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\norann\Cookies\norann@casalemedia[1].txt

Tracking Cookie Object Recognized!
Type : IECache Entry
Data : norann@bs.serving-sys[1].txt
TAC Rating : 3
Category : Data Miner
Comment :
Value : C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\norann\Cookies\norann@bs.serving-sys[1].txt

Tracking Cookie Object Recognized!
Type : IECache Entry
Data : norann@serving-sys[2].txt
TAC Rating : 3
Category : Data Miner
Comment :
Value : C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\norann\Cookies\norann@serving-sys[2].txt

Disk Scan Result for C:\
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New critical objects: 0
Objects found so far: 28


Performing conditional scans...
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Conditional scan result:
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New critical objects: 0
Objects found so far: 28

10:53:22 AM Scan Complete

Summary Of This Scan
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Total scanning time:00:21:51.900
Objects scanned:73032
Objects identified:9
Objects ignored:0
New critical objects:9

Spybot S&D found nothing (woo-hoo! :tazz: ).

When I went to Internet Explorer, the homepage had been hijacked to IESearchEngine or something of the like, and some of my bookmarks had been changes. I changed them back, and they haven't seemed to return upon reboot, so that's a good sign. Also, whenever I opened IE, I got a pseudo-Norton pop-up saying that "Trojan.DesktophijackB" had been fixed, so I could continue to browse as usual.

Anyways, I did post a HJT log anyways, despite you not asking for one, since some of the file on my msconfig looked suspicious, and by my uneducated opinion, it looks like there's still some stuff to get rid of...

Thank you once again!!!



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:18:53 PM, on 8/6/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\IWP\NPFMNTOR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\3DFX INTERACTIVE\3DFX TOOLS\APPS\3DFXMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SNDSRVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\HIJACK THIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://iesearchengine.com/sp.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://iesearchengine.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://iesearchengine.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by AOL
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.3000.1001\EN-US\MSNTB.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KodakCCS] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "c:\program files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.03.0000.1005\en-ca\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [3dfx Tools] rundll32.exe 3dfxCmn.dll,CMNUpdateOnBoot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [3dfx Task Manager] "C:\Program Files\3dfx Interactive\3dfx Tools\Apps\3dfxMan.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec Core LC] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe start
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccEvtMgr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccSetMgr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ScriptBlocking] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SymTray - Norton SystemWorks] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe "Norton SystemWorks"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [NPFMonitor] C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ltfkgix] c:\windows\iqigylf.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [rwqyood] c:\windows\iqigylf.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [fqrejfb] c:\windows\rlsgoub.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [aavfgqh] c:\windows\iqigylf.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [teavqub] c:\windows\dieneed.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - User Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {82F2D6B2-6C58-4404-A930-9DB0FD90D4B1} (Driver_Detective_v43_Non_Member.DD_v43) - http://www.drivershq..._Non_Member.CAB
O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.s...rl/SymAData.cab
O16 - DPF: {1F2F4C9E-6F09-47BC-970D-3C54734667FE} (LSSupCtl Class) - https://www-secure.s...sa/LSSupCtl.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab
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You've got a few issues showing up in your log, but I suspect that the bad files have already been removed.

Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then close all other windows--you should only see HijackThis on your Desktop--and click the Fix Checked button.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://iesearchengine.com/sp.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://iesearchengine.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://iesearchengine.com/
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ltfkgix] c:\windows\iqigylf.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [rwqyood] c:\windows\iqigylf.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [fqrejfb] c:\windows\rlsgoub.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [aavfgqh] c:\windows\iqigylf.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [teavqub] c:\windows\dieneed.exe




Delete these files, if present:

c:\windows\rlsgoub.exe
c:\windows\iqigylf.exe
c:\windows\dieneed.exe



Reboot and post a new hijackthis log.
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Hi Sam,
Here's the latest log for the second profile! If everything looks clean (fingers crossed), do you have any words of wisdom for ways to speed up my computer or programs to download to stop this from happening again?

Thank you thank you thank you for all your help!!!!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:53:46 PM, on 8/7/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\IWP\NPFMNTOR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON UTILITIES\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\KODAKCCS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\3DFX INTERACTIVE\3DFX TOOLS\APPS\3DFXMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCPD-LC\SYMLCSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SNDSRVC.EXE
C:\HIJACK THIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by AOL
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.3000.1001\EN-US\MSNTB.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KodakCCS] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [3dfx Tools] rundll32.exe 3dfxCmn.dll,CMNUpdateOnBoot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [3dfx Task Manager] "C:\Program Files\3dfx Interactive\3dfx Tools\Apps\3dfxMan.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec Core LC] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NPROTECT] C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\Nprotect.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccEvtMgr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccSetMgr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SymTray - Norton SystemWorks] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe "Norton SystemWorks"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [NPFMonitor] C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ScriptBlocking] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [NPROTECT] C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\Nprotect.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - User Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {82F2D6B2-6C58-4404-A930-9DB0FD90D4B1} (Driver_Detective_v43_Non_Member.DD_v43) - http://www.drivershq..._Non_Member.CAB
O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.s...rl/SymAData.cab
O16 - DPF: {1F2F4C9E-6F09-47BC-970D-3C54734667FE} (LSSupCtl Class) - https://www-secure.s...sa/LSSupCtl.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab
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Your log looks clean to me! :tazz:

Norton is a big time resource hog, so that's slowing you down a lot. But there's a few more that you can fix with Hijackthis that will speed you up a bit.

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - User Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE



Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point left over from what we have just cleaned.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

    or

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

    Understanding and Using Firewalls

  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

  • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

;) :)
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

:tazz: You are truly my hero!

I really appreciate your time and advice.... you have saved a poor broke grad student from sheer insanity come September!
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I'm glad I could help! :tazz:
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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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