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#16
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Hello again TB
Here are the smitfraud items (first 7 in list) and also rest of latest spybot scan.

Thanks

SB


Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\awmdabest.com\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\s13.tempx.cc\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\trackhits.cc\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\tracktraff.cc\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\vparivalka.com\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\vv7.al.57e.net\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\win-eto.com\*!=W=4

NewsUpdate: Configuration file (File, nothing done)
C:\WINDOWS\ctnet.ini

NewsUpdate: Root class (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CTMARQ.CTMarqCtrl.1

NewsUpdate: Class ID (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{8614A944-FF72-11D0-9BA1-00AA00464A16}

NewsUpdate: Class ID (CTMarq Property Page) (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{8614A945-FF72-11D0-9BA1-00AA00464A16}

NewsUpdate: Interface (_DCTMarq) (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Interface\{8614A942-FF72-11D0-9BA1-00AA00464A16}

NewsUpdate: Interface (_DCTMarqEvents) (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Interface\{8614A943-FF72-11D0-9BA1-00AA00464A16}

Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: default) (Cookie, nothing done)


MediaPlex: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: default) (Cookie, nothing done)


Avenue A, Inc.: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: default) (Cookie, nothing done)


Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: default) (Cookie, nothing done)


DoubleClick: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: default) (Cookie, nothing done)



--- Spybot - Search & Destroy version: 1.4 (build: 20050523) ---

2005-08-05 unins000.exe (51.41.0.0)
2005-05-31 blindman.exe (1.0.0.1)
2005-05-31 SpybotSD.exe (1.4.0.3)
2005-05-31 TeaTimer.exe (1.4.0.2)
2005-05-31 Update.exe (1.4.0.0)
2005-05-31 advcheck.dll (1.0.2.0)
2005-05-31 aports.dll (2.1.0.0)
2005-05-31 borlndmm.dll (7.0.4.453)
2005-05-31 delphimm.dll (7.0.4.453)
2005-05-31 SDHelper.dll (1.4.0.0)
2005-05-31 Tools.dll (2.0.0.2)
2005-05-31 UnzDll.dll (1.73.1.1)
2005-05-31 ZipDll.dll (1.73.2.0)
2005-04-26 Includes\Cookies.sbi (*)
2005-07-29 Includes\Dialer.sbi (*)
2005-08-04 Includes\Hijackers.sbi (*)
2005-06-23 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi (*)
2004-11-29 Includes\LSP.sbi (*)
2005-08-04 Includes\Malware.sbi (*)
2005-08-04 Includes\PUPS.sbi (*)
2005-04-27 Includes\Revision.sbi (*)
2005-08-02 Includes\Security.sbi (*)
2005-08-04 Includes\Spybots.sbi (*)
2005-02-17 Includes\Tracks.uti
2005-08-04 Includes\Trojans.sbi (*)
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Hi Starbear,


Please try this -

Reboot the PC in Safe Mode.

Run Spybot. It should fix the entries automatically.

Reboot the PC in Normal Mode

In case it doesnt, post back the entries that it identifies and I will prepare a manual fix for it.
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Hello again

Carried out your instructions ok but sadly not effective; Spybot results follow:

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, fixing failed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\awmdabest.com\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, fixing failed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\s13.tempx.cc\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, fixing failed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\trackhits.cc\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, fixing failed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\tracktraff.cc\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, fixing failed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\vparivalka.com\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, fixing failed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\vv7.al.57e.net\*!=W=4

Smitfraud-C.: User settings (Registry change, fixing failed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\win-eto.com\*!=W=4

NewsUpdate: Configuration file (File, fixed)
C:\WINDOWS\ctnet.ini

NewsUpdate: Root class (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CTMARQ.CTMarqCtrl.1

NewsUpdate: Class ID (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{8614A944-FF72-11D0-9BA1-00AA00464A16}

NewsUpdate: Class ID (CTMarq Property Page) (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{8614A945-FF72-11D0-9BA1-00AA00464A16}

NewsUpdate: Interface (_DCTMarq) (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Interface\{8614A942-FF72-11D0-9BA1-00AA00464A16}

NewsUpdate: Interface (_DCTMarqEvents) (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Interface\{8614A943-FF72-11D0-9BA1-00AA00464A16}

Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: default) (Cookie, fixed)


Avenue A, Inc.: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: default) (Cookie, fixed)


Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: default) (Cookie, fixed)


DoubleClick: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: default) (Cookie, fixed)



--- Spybot - Search & Destroy version: 1.4 (build: 20050523) ---

2005-08-05 unins000.exe (51.41.0.0)
2005-05-31 blindman.exe (1.0.0.1)
2005-05-31 SpybotSD.exe (1.4.0.3)
2005-05-31 TeaTimer.exe (1.4.0.2)
2005-05-31 Update.exe (1.4.0.0)
2005-05-31 advcheck.dll (1.0.2.0)
2005-05-31 aports.dll (2.1.0.0)
2005-05-31 borlndmm.dll (7.0.4.453)
2005-05-31 delphimm.dll (7.0.4.453)
2005-05-31 SDHelper.dll (1.4.0.0)
2005-05-31 Tools.dll (2.0.0.2)
2005-05-31 UnzDll.dll (1.73.1.1)
2005-05-31 ZipDll.dll (1.73.2.0)
2005-04-26 Includes\Cookies.sbi (*)
2005-07-29 Includes\Dialer.sbi (*)
2005-08-04 Includes\Hijackers.sbi (*)
2005-06-23 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi (*)
2004-11-29 Includes\LSP.sbi (*)
2005-08-04 Includes\Malware.sbi (*)
2005-08-04 Includes\PUPS.sbi (*)
2005-04-27 Includes\Revision.sbi (*)
2005-08-02 Includes\Security.sbi (*)
2005-08-04 Includes\Spybots.sbi (*)
2005-02-17 Includes\Tracks.uti
2005-08-04 Includes\Trojans.sbi (*)
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Please copy the following in a new text file in Notepad and save it as fix.reg (make sure the Save as Type is set to All Files) -

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\awmdabest.com]

[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\s13.tempx.cc]

[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\trackhits.cc]

[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\tracktraff.cc]

[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\vparivalka.com]

[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\vv7.al.57e.net]

[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\win-eto.com]



Double click on fix.reg and let it merge with your registry.

Reboot the PC and scan with Spybot and let me know how it goes !!!!
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BINGO Tampa !! I do believe you have cracked it. Last scan by spybot shows no sign of smitfraud.

Thank you so much for your help, patience and perserverance, it is greatly appreciated.

Starbear
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Hi Starbear,



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



I would recommend the following steps to keep your PC 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.


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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