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Problems with winfixer/nail/abi/aurora, etc [RESOLVED]


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Well, if everything's fine, it's clean then. ;)

I'll leave this thread open for - let's say couple of days - post back here couple days later and let me know if your system is still good.

Here's some tips for future to prevent spyware;

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. (My favourite)
  • Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 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 Kaspersky, 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.
And also see TonyKlein's good advice;
So how did I get infected in the first place? (My favourite)

Visit;
http://www.windowsupdate.com to get EVERY available critical update.

- Rawe :tazz:

If you want to learn how to help people with malware problems like I helped you, feel free to take a look at this thread; http://www.geekstogo...here-t4817.html
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Sounds good. I was just coming back to post a question about keeping my computer virus free! I really appreciate the advice. I will be sure to get most of those programs. Hopefully I won't have anymore problems in the near or distant future, but thanks for keeping the thread open just in case. Take care, and thanks again!
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OK well I installed Spywareguard, Spywareblaster, MVPS Hosts, Google Toolbar, ZoneAlarm, and Anti-Vir. I even have Firefox now. My only question is, when you dl Anti-vir, should you have 2 icons on the desktop? I have two icons, both with the red box and white umbrella, yet one says Anti-Vir XP, and the other says avwinsfx. Is the second one a part of Anti-Vir XP? The reason I am suspicious is first because of the name, and secondly because when I click on it, it asks me if I want to run it, and that the publisher could not be verified. Am I being paranoid?
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Can you post me this;
  • Open HiJackThis
  • Click on the configure button on the bottom right
  • Click on the tab "Misc Tools"
  • Click on the Box that says "Uninstall Manager"
  • Click on the button "Save list"
  • Copy and paste the List from the notebook onto your post
- Rawe :tazz:
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ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Sprint
Activity Center, Winnie the Pooh
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Adobe Acrobat - Reader 6.0.2 Update
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 6.0.3 Update
Adobe Download Manager 1.2 (Remove Only)
Adobe Reader 6.0.1
America Online (Choose which version to remove)
AntiVir/XP
AOL Instant Messenger
AOL Toolbar 2.0
BitTorrent 4.0.3
CardRd81
CCHelp
CCScore
CleanUp!
Conexant SmartHSFi V.9x 56K DF PCI Modem
CR2
DA920EN
Dell AIO Printer A920
Dell Digital Jukebox Driver
Dell Media Experience
Dell Solution Center
Dell Support 5.0.0 (766)
Digital Line Detect
DVDSentry
EarthLink Software
ESSAdpt
ESSANUP
ESSBrwr
ESSCAM
ESSCDBK
ESScore
ESSCT
ESSEMAIL
ESSgui
ESShelp
ESSini
ESSPCD
ESSPDock
ESSSONIC
ESSTUTOR
ESSvpaht
ESSvpot
ewido security suite
Freedom Security & Privacy
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
HighMAT Extension to Microsoft Windows XP CD Writing Wizard
HijackThis 1.99.1
HLPCCTR
HLPIndex
HLPPDOCK
HLPSFO
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB896344)
IE Host R3
Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 Driver
Intel® PRO Network Connections Drivers
Intel® PROSet
Internet Explorer Default Page
iPod for Windows 2005-03-23
iPod Updater 2004-11-15
iTunes
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 4
Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2
Kodak EasyShare software
KSU
Learn2 Player (Uninstall Only)
LEGO My Style Preschool
Lyra Personal Audio Player (RD1021/1071/1075)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB886903)
Microsoft AntiSpyware
Microsoft Data Access Components KB870669
Microsoft Money 2004
Microsoft Money 2004 System Pack
Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
Modem Helper
Mozilla Firefox (1.0.6)
MSN Messenger 7.0
Musicmatch® Jukebox
NetWaiting
Notifier
OfotoXMI
OIN
OTtBP
OTtBPSDK
Panda ActiveScan
PartyPoker
PCDLNCH
PestPatrol SDK
PowerDVD
QuickTime
RealOne Player
Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB898458)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB883939)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890046)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB893756)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896358)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896422)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896423)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899587)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899588)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899591)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB903235)
Sesame Street Toddler Game CD
SFR
SFR2
Sonic DLA
Sonic RecordNow!
Sonic Update Manager
Spy Sweeper
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4
SpywareBlaster v3.4
SpywareGuard v2.2
TurboTax Basic 2003
TurboTax Deluxe 2004
Update for Windows XP (KB894391)
Update for Windows XP (KB896727)
Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
Update for Windows XP (KB900930)
VCAMCEN
Viewpoint Media Player
VPRINTOL
Windows Genuine Advantage v1.3.0254.0
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Media Connect
Windows Media Connect
Windows Media Format Runtime
Windows Media Player 10
Windows XP Hotfix - KB834707
Windows XP Hotfix - KB867282
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873333
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885250
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836
Windows XP Hotfix - KB886185
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887472
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887742
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887797
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888113
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888302
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890047
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890175
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890859
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890923
Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781
Windows XP Hotfix - KB893066
Windows XP Hotfix - KB893086
Windows XP Service Pack 2
ZoneAlarm

Thanks for replying, I just want to make sure everything is ok. :tazz:
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Ok, firstly one thing I want to know. Is this program an Anti-virus software which protects your PC? Like an guard;

Freedom Security & Privacy

'Cause if it is, then you should only pick one anti-virus software you use. But of course, if this scanner is only that -- a scanner which you can use to scan your PC from time to time, then it's ok. But if it's like all the time in the background, you shouldn't use Antivir. Because two Anti-virus guards at the same time WILL cause conflicts.

Next, have you installed this software for your use or do you need it at-all;

PartyPoker

Third, you can uninstall these two programs if you want to, of course you can use the trials to the end if you want;
Spy Sweeper (I still recommend uninstalling SpySweeper since it is only couple of weeks trial, and your system is already clean. Also since you already have proper anti-malware protection, I think you're just wasting space from your PC.)

ewido security suite

Do you know what these are ?

HLPCCTR
HLPIndex
HLPPDOCK
HLPSFO


- Rawe :tazz:
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Freedom security suite came with my cable service. I am not using now. It obviously wasn't doing much... I am using the Anti-Vir now.

My husband uses Party Poker, but I think I'm going to remove it anyway.

I will certainly remove those 2 programs, Spy Sweeper & ewido security suite, since I don't need them anymore.

And I have no idea what these are:
HLPCCTR
HLPIndex
HLPPDOCK
HLPSFO


:tazz: Abby ;)
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Ok, I can't see any other problems there.
Actually now problems at-all. :tazz:

Your PC is clean - you want it or not! ;)
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Awesome! Thank you thank you thank you! :tazz:

~Abby
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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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