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Ad.YieldManager.com and WinFixer Popup Problems [RESOLVED]


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yeewiz

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I am having a lot of popups with those ad.yieldmanager.com and other ad windows, associated with slow IE performance, and the constant flickering arrow with hourglass cursor when in IE. In addition, I am now getting the WinFixer popup on every start (see detail below)

I followed and have completed your required 1st steps with these anomalies:

CleanUp!: Done
Ad-Aware SE: Ad-Aware identifies about 326 critical objects but when I go to delete, the program hangs at the "Deleting ..." windows. Same result 3 times. Prior to Ad-Aware, I did not have WinFixer 2005 popups. But you should know that after reviewing the scan results and visiting TAC page for ista, they started right then. Now I get the WinFixer popup window on every startup.
CWShreddder: Done nothing found
Spybot: Done nothing found
Ewido: Did not use since I'm running WinME
Trend Housecall: Scan starts and then midway IE pops Windows error message that it has to close IE. Same result 2 times
TrendMicro PC-illin 2005 is running on this PC
Windows Update: Done

I am ready to provide HJT scan when you are ready. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. I gratefully await your assistance. Thanks a lot!

Bob
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Hi yeewiz and welcome to GeeksToGo! My name is Excal and I will be helping you.

I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.
If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijack log, in this thread, so I can help you with your Malware Problems.

If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

:tazz:

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Yes, I still need your help. You guys must be real busy. Here's my most recent scan:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:44:43 PM, on 8/17/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
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\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DEVLDR16.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\AUTODISK\ADSERVICE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCTLCOM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCIOMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\TMPFW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WBEM\WINMGMT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\TMPROXY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCGUIDE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\DRIVEICONS\IMGICON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMONIT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ISTSVC\ISTSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\KNJVFXK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SURFACCURACY\SACC.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOTDD01.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOSOL08.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOEVM08.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOSTS08.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PARTYPOKER\PARTYPOKER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\APRPS\CXTPLS.EXE
D:\VIRUSSTUFF\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cnn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://rd.yahoo.com/...rch/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://rd.yahoo.com/...//www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {6E6DD93E-1FC3-4F43-8AFB-1B7B90C9D3EB}_ - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}_ - (no file)
F1 - win.ini: run=hpfsched
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {13F537F0-AF09-11d6-9029-0002B31F9E59} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMMON\YCOMP5,0,2,0.DLL
O2 - BHO: BAHelper Class - {A3FDD654-A057-4971-9844-4ED8E67DBBB8} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SIDEFIND\SFBHO.DLL
O2 - BHO: ADP UrlCatcher Class - {F4E04583-354E-4076-BE7D-ED6A80FD66DA} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSBE.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {016235BE-59D4-4CEB-ADD5-E2378282A1D9} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\APRPS\CXTPLS.DLL
O2 - BHO: BHObj Class - {00000010-6F7D-442C-93E3-4A4827C2E4C8} - C:\WINDOWS\NEM220.DLL
O2 - BHO: BHObj Class - {8F4E5661-F99E-4B3E-8D85-0EA71C0748E4} - C:\WINDOWS\WSEM303.DLL (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMMON\YCOMP5,0,2,0.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: ISTbar - {FAA356E4-D317-42a6-AB41-A3021C6E7D52} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ISTBAR\ISTBARCM.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [USSShReg] C:\PROGRA~1\ULEADW~1.0\USSSHREG.EXE /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Drive Icons] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Deskup] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\deskup.exe /IMGSTART
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Gene USB Monitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMonit.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2005\pccguide.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IST Service] C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ec99N] C:\WINDOWS\KNJVFXK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SurfAccuracy] C:\Program Files\SurfAccuracy\SAcc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Internet Optimizer] "C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\optimize.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoLoaderAproposClient] "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\CXTPLS_LOADER.EXE" /PC=CP.IST /ForSupportedBrowsers /ShowLegalNote=nonbranded
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoUpdater] "c:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [version] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QVMHDF.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [secure] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\XZQPAT.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinFixer 2005] C:\Program Files\WinFixer 2005\wfx5.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Elscxrg] C:\PROGRAM FILES\YITRM\SBATT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Devldr16] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\devldr16.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ADService] C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PcCtlCom] C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCTLCOM.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [KB891711] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Z2q3RWbmj] IR4OCLC.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = D:\HPOJ6110\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
O4 - Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = D:\HPOJ6110\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
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:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0819.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0819.DLL
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\PARTYPOKER\IEEXTENSION.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\PARTYPOKER\IEEXTENSION.DLL
O9 - Extra button: SideFind - {10E42047-DEB9-4535-A118-B3F6EC39B807} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SIDEFIND\SIDEFIND.DLL
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://ny.contentmatch.net (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...ymmapi_0727.dll
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {386A771C-E96A-421F-8BA7-32F1B706892F} - http://www.xxxtoolba...006_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://download.game...aploader_v6.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.game...ts/y/pote_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {7C559105-9ECF-42B8-B3F7-832E75EDD959} (Installer Class) - http://www.xxxtoolba...006_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.t...all/xscan60.cab


Really appreciate your time and assistance. Thanks so much!
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Hi :tazz:


DOWNLOAD PROGRAMS


Please download ISTFIX Here
Please do not run yet

Download and install CleanUp! Here
*NOTE* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temp/temporary folders and does not make backups.

We will use this program later.


THE FIX


Please read this post completely, it may make it easier for you if you copy and paste this post to a new text document or print it for reference later.

1. Click this link to be sure you can view hidden files.

2. Ensure you are NOT connected to the internet.

3. Reboot into safe mode.

Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

4. Close all browsers, windows and unneeded programs.

5. Open HiJack and do a scan.

6. Put a Check next to the following items:

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://rd.yahoo.com/...rch/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://rd.yahoo.com/...//www.yahoo.com
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {6E6DD93E-1FC3-4F43-8AFB-1B7B90C9D3EB}_ - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}_ - (no file)
O2 - BHO: BAHelper Class - {A3FDD654-A057-4971-9844-4ED8E67DBBB8} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SIDEFIND\SFBHO.DLL
O2 - BHO: ADP UrlCatcher Class - {F4E04583-354E-4076-BE7D-ED6A80FD66DA} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSBE.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {016235BE-59D4-4CEB-ADD5-E2378282A1D9} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\APRPS\CXTPLS.DLL
O2 - BHO: BHObj Class - {00000010-6F7D-442C-93E3-4A4827C2E4C8} - C:\WINDOWS\NEM220.DLL
O2 - BHO: BHObj Class - {8F4E5661-F99E-4B3E-8D85-0EA71C0748E4} - C:\WINDOWS\WSEM303.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: ISTbar - {FAA356E4-D317-42a6-AB41-A3021C6E7D52} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ISTBAR\ISTBARCM.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IST Service] C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ec99N] C:\WINDOWS\KNJVFXK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SurfAccuracy] C:\Program Files\SurfAccuracy\SAcc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Internet Optimizer] "C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\optimize.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoLoaderAproposClient] "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\CXTPLS_LOADER.EXE" /PC=CP.IST /ForSupportedBrowsers /ShowLegalNote=nonbranded
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoUpdater] "c:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [version] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QVMHDF.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [secure] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\XZQPAT.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinFixer 2005] C:\Program Files\WinFixer 2005\wfx5.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Elscxrg] C:\PROGRAM FILES\YITRM\SBATT.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Z2q3RWbmj] IR4OCLC.EXE
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: SideFind - {10E42047-DEB9-4535-A118-B3F6EC39B807} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SIDEFIND


7. click the Fix Checked box

8. Please remove these entries from Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel(if present):

SIDEFIND
ISTBAR
ISTsvc
WinFixer 2005
SurfAccuracy
Internet Optimizer
AutoUpdater


9. Please remove the following folders using Windows Explorer (if present):

c:\Program Files\AutoUpdate
C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer
C:\Program Files\SurfAccuracy
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SIDEFIND
C:\PROGRAM FILES\APRPS
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ISTBAR
C:\Program Files\ISTsvc
C:\Program Files\WinFixer 2005
C:\PROGRAM FILES\YITRM


10. Please remove just the files from the following paths using Windows Explorer (if present):

C:\WINDOWS\KNJVFXK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QVMHDF.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\XZQPAT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
Use start>search to find this one:
IR4OCLC.EXE


11. Please run IstFix.

12. Run the program CleanUp!

13. Reboot into normal mode and please run this online virus scan: ActiveScan - Save the results from the scan!

14. Please post the Active scan log and a fresh HiJackThis log. Let me know how your computer is running.
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Thanks for your guidance! Everything seems to work just fine now. I do not have extra popup windows and IE is running normal.

However, the ActiveScan seems to show some spyware and adware present and here is that scan:


==============================================

Incident Status Location

Spyware:spyware/bargainbuddy No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\exclean.exe
Adware:Adware/DealHelper No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HookPopup.dll
Adware:adware/tvmedia No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tvmknwrd.dll
Spyware:spyware/istbar No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\istactivex.dll
Spyware:Spyware/ISTbar No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\istactivex.inf
Adware:adware/gator No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\GatorPlugin.log
Spyware:Spyware/BargainBuddy No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\exdl.exe
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\TvmCore.dll
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\TvmLg.dll
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\Tvm.exe
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u9371.TMP
Possible Virus. No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\uA151.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u5165.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u5313.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u60D1.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\uD163.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\uD2A6.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\uE020.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u2281.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u3014.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u3142.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u6102.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u6274.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u7012.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u1C3.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\uC322.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\uD0B3.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\uD230.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u9133.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u9254.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u9380.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u7102.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u72D1.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u80C3.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u1E0.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u350.TMP
Adware:Adware/TVMedia No disinfected C:\Program Files\TV Media\u10F6.TMP
==============================================


And here is the HJT scan:

==============================================
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:21:37 AM, on 8/18/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
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\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DEVLDR16.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\AUTODISK\ADSERVICE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCTLCOM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCIOMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\TMPFW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WBEM\WINMGMT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\TMPROXY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCGUIDE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\DRIVEICONS\IMGICON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMONIT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOTDD01.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOSOL08.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOEVM08.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOSTS08.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
D:\VIRUSSTUFF\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://cnn.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
F1 - win.ini: run=hpfsched
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {13F537F0-AF09-11d6-9029-0002B31F9E59} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMMON\YCOMP5,0,2,0.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMMON\YCOMP5,0,2,0.DLL
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: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [USSShReg] C:\PROGRA~1\ULEADW~1.0\USSSHREG.EXE /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Drive Icons] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Deskup] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\deskup.exe /IMGSTART
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Gene USB Monitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMonit.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2005\pccguide.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Devldr16] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\devldr16.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ADService] C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PcCtlCom] C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCTLCOM.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [KB891711] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = D:\HPOJ6110\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
O4 - Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = D:\HPOJ6110\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0819.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0819.DLL
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\PARTYPOKER\IEEXTENSION.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\PARTYPOKER\IEEXTENSION.DLL
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://ny.contentmatch.net (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...ymmapi_0727.dll
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {386A771C-E96A-421F-8BA7-32F1B706892F} - http://www.xxxtoolba...006_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://download.game...aploader_v6.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.game...ts/y/pote_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {7C559105-9ECF-42B8-B3F7-832E75EDD959} (Installer Class) - http://www.xxxtoolba...006_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.t...all/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab

==============================================

Thanks again!
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1. Reboot into safe mode.

Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

2. Close all browsers, windows and unneeded programs.

3. Open HiJack and do a scan.

4. Put a Check next to the following items:

O15 - Trusted Zone: http://ny.contentmatch.net (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {386A771C-E96A-421F-8BA7-32F1B706892F} - http://www.xxxtoolba...006_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {7C559105-9ECF-42B8-B3F7-832E75EDD959} (Installer Class) - http://www.xxxtoolba...006_regular.cab


5. click the Fix Checked box

6. Please remove these entries from Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel(if present):

TV Media

7. Please remove the following folders using Windows Explorer (if present):

C:\Program Files\TV Media

8. Please remove just the files from the following paths using Windows Explorer (if present):

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\exclean.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HookPopup.dll
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tvmknwrd.dll
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\istactivex.dll
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\istactivex.inf
C:\WINDOWS\GatorPlugin.log
C:\WINDOWS\exdl.exe


9. Run the program CleanUp!

10. Please post a fresh HiJackThis log. Let me know how your computer is running.
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Performed steps as you advised. Because some files did not exist, decided to run the ActiveScan again. I deleted the tvmcwrd.dll and GatorPdpPlugin.log files here but am not sure whether to delete the remaining. Here is that scan resault:

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Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/tvmedia No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tvmcwrd.dll
Adware:adware/gator No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\GatorPdpPlugin.log
Adware:Adware/SideFind No disinfected D:\VirusStuff\backups\backup-20050817-214606-474.dll
Spyware:Spyware/BargainBuddy No disinfected D:\VirusStuff\backups\backup-20050817-214606-296.dll
Spyware:Spyware/ISTbar No disinfected D:\VirusStuff\backups\backup-20050818-212454-919.inf
Spyware:Spyware/XXXToolbar No disinfected D:\VirusStuff\backups\backup-20050818-212454-919
Spyware:Spyware/XXXToolbar No disinfected D:\VirusStuff\backups\backup-20050818-212455-372
=============================================


Here is the HJT scan:


=============================================

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:18:22 PM, on 8/19/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
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\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DEVLDR16.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\AUTODISK\ADSERVICE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCTLCOM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCIOMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\TMPFW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WBEM\WINMGMT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\TMPROXY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCGUIDE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\DRIVEICONS\IMGICON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMONIT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOTDD01.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOSOL08.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOEVM08.EXE
D:\HPOJ6110\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOSTS08.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE
D:\VIRUSSTUFF\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://cnn.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
F1 - win.ini: run=hpfsched
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {13F537F0-AF09-11d6-9029-0002B31F9E59} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMMON\YCOMP5,0,2,0.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMMON\YCOMP5,0,2,0.DLL
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: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [USSShReg] C:\PROGRA~1\ULEADW~1.0\USSSHREG.EXE /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Drive Icons] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Deskup] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\deskup.exe /IMGSTART
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Gene USB Monitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMonit.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2005\pccguide.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Devldr16] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\devldr16.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ADService] C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PcCtlCom] C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY 2005\PCCTLCOM.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [KB891711] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = D:\HPOJ6110\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
O4 - Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = D:\HPOJ6110\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0819.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0819.DLL
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\PARTYPOKER\IEEXTENSION.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\PARTYPOKER\IEEXTENSION.DLL
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...ymmapi_0727.dll
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://download.game...aploader_v6.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.game...ts/y/pote_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.t...all/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab

=============================================


Other than this, everything seems to be running fine. Thanks for your help!

Bob
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Only 2 files left! :tazz:
  • Open HiJackThis
  • Click on the configure button on the bottom right
  • Click on the tab "Misc Tools"
  • Click on "Delete File on Reboot"
  • Navigate to this file - C:\WINDOWS\GatorPdpPlugin.log
  • Double click on that file.
  • HJT asks you if you want to reboot, now. Click "no".

    Do that for the following files also, until you get to the last one, then click "yes" when HJT asks you to reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tvmcwrd.dll

Post back when you finish and tell me how your computer is running :)
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Have rebooted. Both files are gone. Everything seems to be running fine now. Thanks so much for your help!

Bob
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Great job, it appears your computer is clean :tazz:


Now that your system is Malware Free, it is important to reset your system Restore. Click Here to learn how to.

I recommend that you Defrag your computer before setting your Restore points:

Go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>Disk Defragmentor Make sure it set to the proper drive (default should be your main driver) and click on defragment


Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs, if you don't already have them, for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:

Ad-aware SE
Spybot S&D
Microsoft Anti-Spyware


If you are unhappy with your current antivirus and want to replace it or if you dont already have one, I suggest one of these free programs:
*Note - do not use more than one anti-virus program as it will more than likely cause conflict.

AVG
Avast
AntiVir


The following free programs are great for prevention:

SpywareBlaster 3.4
Spywareguard
IE/Spyad

A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:
(do not have more than one firewall running on your system)

Sygate
Kerio
ZoneLabs

There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:

Firefox
Opera

If you decide to keep Internet Explorer, This site is a great source for tightening up security on It's settings.

Make sure that you keep your Operating System and IE updated with the latest Critical Security Updates from Microsoft...they usually come out once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program:

Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided. Also read How I got Infected
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I have a Netgear firewall/router WGT624 with wireless disabled. I don't still need a software firewall, right? Are there recommended tweaks to the configuration of the Netgear router?

Thanks, once again, for your help. You guys are the greatest! Computer is still running fine. I am following your last set of instructions.
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I don't still need a software firewall, right?


I would suggest that you also have a Software firewall like one of the ones liste above.



Are there recommended tweaks to the configuration of the Netgear router?


I would suggest that you ask that question here:

http://www.geekstogo...orking-f11.html


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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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