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Please merge the file :tazz:

let me know how things are now.
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Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/savenow No disinfected Windows Registry
Dialer:dialer.b No disinfected HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{1d2dca0d-b30f-40ad-9690-087105f214ec}
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Copy the purple text below into notepad and save it as panda.reg
Make sure the very first thing in the file is REGEDIT4.
Make sure type is set to ‘all types’.

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{1d2dca0d-b30f-40ad-9690-087105f214ec}]


Double-click the file and let it merge.

I kind of expected the ieaccess tool to remove that one.

Is the computer running ok now?
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Things are running fine. Only this remains.


Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/savenow No disinfected Windows Registry
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Please download Trend Micro™ Anti-Spyware for the Web Utility (by clicking the "Scan and Clean your PC" button).
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click the new icon on your desktop (tmas-web-scan.exe)
  • It will say "Loading TrendMicro definitions".
  • Once the definitions are loaded, the program will appear to close then re-open.
  • Click "Start Scan"
  • After it's done scanning, click "Scan Results"
  • Make sure all items found have a check next to them, then click "Clean Threats Now".
  • Click Exit.
Reboot your computer. In place of the TrendMicro icon will be a text file called "Antispyware.log", please double-click that log and copy the entire contents and paste them here.


It may be an orphan but let's see if it's gone.
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The trend tool cleaned a few things, but the savenow registry entry still shows up on panda. I found the SAVE folder on C: drive, which was empty, and apparently usually found in the program file, but not in my case.

I have searched, unsuccessfully, for the save now registry entry, but have not found it.


Started Scanning
Internet Cookies
Programs in Memory
Windows Registry
Found '' in 'Software\Gnucleus\Searches'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\ed2k'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\ed2k\DefaultIcon'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\ed2k\shell\open\command'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Magnet'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\magnet'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\magnet\shell\open\command'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{665ABE65-2C16-4341-B4B8-01FF799E8F4C}'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{665ABE65-2C16-4341-B4B8-01FF799E8F4C}\ProxyStubClsid'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{665ABE65-2C16-4341-B4B8-01FF799E8F4C}\ProxyStubClsid32'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{665ABE65-2C16-4341-B4B8-01FF799E8F4C}\TypeLib'
Found 'URL Protocol' in 'SOFTWARE\Classes\magnet'
Found '' in 'Software\Gnucleus'
Found '' in 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinMX'
Found '' in 'Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{30D02401-6A81-11D0-8274-00C04FD5AE38}'
Internet URL Shortcuts
Files and Directories
Found '' in 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX'
Found '' in 'C:\Program Files\WinMX'
Found 'errcatch.exe' in 'C:\Program Files\WinMX'
Found 'uninstall.exe' in 'C:\Program Files\WinMX'
Found 'WinMX.exe' in 'C:\Program Files\WinMX'
Finished Scanning
Started Backup
Finished Backup
Started Cleaning
Checking for 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX'
Checking for 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX\WinMX.lnk' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX\WinMX.lnk' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX\WinMX.lnk'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\colors.dat' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\colors.dat' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\colors.dat'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\errcatch.exe' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\errcatch.exe' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\errcatch.exe'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\library.dat' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\library.dat' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\library.dat'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\license.txt' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\license.txt' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\license.txt'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\settings.dat' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\settings.dat' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\settings.dat'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\uninstall.exe' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\uninstall.exe' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\uninstall.exe'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\WinMX.exe' in shortcut areas.
Found 'WinMX.lnk' in 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\'
Found 'WinMX.lnk' in 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX\'
[SCANMODS] The file 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX\WinMX.lnk' was not found. Most likely already cleaned by another scanner module.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\WinMX.exe' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\WinMX.exe'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\wpnpchannelcmds.txt' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\wpnpchannelcmds.txt' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\wpnpchannelcmds.txt'
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\errcatch.exe' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\errcatch.exe' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\errcatch.exe'
[SCANMODS] The file 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\errcatch.exe' was not found. Most likely already cleaned by another scanner module.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\uninstall.exe' in shortcut areas.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\uninstall.exe' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\uninstall.exe'
[SCANMODS] The file 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\uninstall.exe' was not found. Most likely already cleaned by another scanner module.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\WinMX.exe' in shortcut areas.
Found 'WinMX.lnk' in 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\'
Found 'WinMX.lnk' in 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX\'
[SCANMODS] The file 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\WinMX.lnk' was not found. Most likely already cleaned by another scanner module.
[SCANMODS] The file 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Start Menu\Programs\WinMX\WinMX.lnk' was not found. Most likely already cleaned by another scanner module.
Checking for 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\WinMX.exe' in startup areas.
Cleaning 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\WinMX.exe'
[SCANMODS] The file 'C:\Program Files\WinMX\WinMX.exe' was not found. Most likely already cleaned by another scanner module.
Finished Cleaning

Edited by C_Demon, 29 September 2005 - 06:03 PM.

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Did you try running AdAware SE 1.06 and Spybot R&D 1.4 (including updates)?

It could be an orphan but I'd like to be sure.
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Yes.

S&D and Adaware do not pick it up.
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Guess it's an orphan then. We can leave it.

Is the computer running ok?
If so, shall I post you some tips for the future and close this topic?
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Winfixer is gone. Things are running fine. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated. Thank you so much for the help.
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You're welcome.


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 re-enable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

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

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

    or

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Re-enable system restore with the instructions from the 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. 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 always has 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 this 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 – Download and install Ad-Aware. You should also scan your computer with this 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 add 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.

Glad I was able to help.
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