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PSGuard :( [RESOLVED]


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ejustice

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Hello,

I have followed what instructions I could from the stickied "Read this first" thread above. The computer that is having issues is running Windows 98. I cannot get to TrendMicro's site to do a virus scan, the browser crashes when it tries to download the scanner and I can't run Ewido on the machine.

I have installed and run Panda, Adaware, SpyBot SD, SpySweeper, CWShredder, and Smitrem per instructions in other posts in this forum. Adaware found a lot of registry files for PSGuard, yet it still comes back after a reboot - even when I delete them in safe mode.

This is really frustrating. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Erin

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:02:43 PM, on 8/16/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.51 SP2 (5.51.4807.2300)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NWPOPUP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANDA SOFTWARE\PANDA TITANIUM ANTIVIRUS 2005\PAVFNSVR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANDA SOFTWARE\PANDA TITANIUM ANTIVIRUS 2005\PSIMSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANDA SOFTWARE\PANDA TITANIUM ANTIVIRUS 2005\PAVPROT9.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANDA SOFTWARE\PANDA TITANIUM ANTIVIRUS 2005\PREVSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\SPYWARE CLEANUP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.foodinstitute.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: VideoCCodec module - {58DBCE03-FFC3-4452-AB1D-C19EE9825A50} - C:\WINDOWS\VIDEOC.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\windows\googletoolbar1.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: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TCASUTIEXE] TCAUDIAG -off
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APVXDWIN] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\APVXDWIN.EXE" /s
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Machine Debug Manager] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MDM.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McAfeeVirusScanService] c:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\AVSYNMGR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PavProc] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\PavPrS9x.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PAVFNSVR] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PavFnSvr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PSIMSVC] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PSIMSVC.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Pavprot9] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\Pavprot9.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Panda Preventium+ Service] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANDA SOFTWARE\PANDA TITANIUM ANTIVIRUS 2005\PREVSRV.EXE"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [HP JetDiscovery] HPJETDSC.EXE
O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 2000\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - User Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - User Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
O4 - User Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - User Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 2000\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmwordtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmtrans.html
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.t...all/xscan60.cab
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Welcome to the Geeks To Go forum.:tazz:

It's very important that you follow these steps one at a time, in this order.


Step 1

Configure Windows to Show all hidden files & folders and ensure you're familiar with rebooting into Safe Mode.

Download SmitRem.zip and save the file to your desktop.
Right click on the file and extract it to it's own folder on the desktop.


If you have not already installed Ad-Aware SE 1.06, follow the download and setup instructions here.
Otherwise, check for updates and download any new reference files before closing the program. We'll use it in Safe Mode later.


Step 2

Next, please reboot your computer in SAFE MODE- Very Important !!


Run HJT again and checkmark the boxes next to the following:-


O2 - BHO: VideoCCodec module - {58DBCE03-FFC3-4452-AB1D-C19EE9825A50} - C:\WINDOWS\VIDEOC.DLL



Close ALL OPEN WINDOWS/BROWSERS and click Fix Checked


Step 3

Open the SmitRem folder and double click the RunThis.bat file to start the tool. Follow the prompts on screen.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.


Step 4

Then navigate to and delete these files\folders in BOLD


C:\WINDOWS\VIDEOC.DLL



Step 5

Open Ad-aware and do a full system scan. Remove all it finds.



Warning: While the scan is in progress, do NOT open any folders or the Windows Control Panel !!

Step 6

Next go to your Control Panel and click Display | Desktop | Customise Desktop | Website | Uncheck "Security Info" if present.


Step 7


Download,
CWSInstall.exe
Click Fix, don't just scan. Let it fix everything it asks about.


then reboot and post a fresh HJT log.
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Bricat,

That fixed the problem, thank you!

Erin
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Happy to help.:tazz:
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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